How To Install x11perf on Ubuntu 22.04

In this guide, we’ll discuss How To Install x11perf on Ubuntu 22.04. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update x11perf.

One-liner install command

For those in a hurry, here's a one-line installation command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt -y install x11-apps

But if you are interested in the detailed steps with descriptions, the following information is for you.

What is x11perf and what are the ways to install it?

Before beginning this tutorial, you will need access to a server or computer running Ubuntu 22.04. This guide was written specifically with a server running Ubuntu 22.04 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install x11perf on Ubuntu 22.04. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install x11perf using apt-get

First, update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt-get database, You can install x11perf using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install x11-apps

Install x11perf using apt

Because x11perf is available in Ubuntu 22.04’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the apt packaging system.

To begin, update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, You can install x11perf using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install x11-apps

Install x11perf using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu 22.04. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating aptitude database, You can install x11perf by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install x11-apps

How to upgrade (update) a single package x11perf using apt-get?

First, you will need to update packages index. Run update command as usual:

sudo apt-get update

Next, to upgrade only the x11perf, e.g. single package, you should use the following format with the apt-get command/apt command:

sudo apt-get --only-upgrade install x11-apps

Note that this command will not install any new packages! If you wish to install the package if it doesn't exist you may leave out --only-upgrade part.

How To Uninstall x11perf from Ubuntu 22.04

To uninstall only the x11perf package you can execute the following command:

sudo apt-get remove x11-apps

Uninstall x11perf and all its dependencies

To uninstall x11perf and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 22.04, you can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove x11-apps

Remove x11perf with all configurations and data

To remove x11perf configuration and data from your system you can run the following purge command:

sudo apt-get -y purge x11-apps

Remove x11perf completely (configurations, data and all of its dependencies)

And lastly, you can run the next command to remove absolutely everything related to x11perf package, e.g.: configurations, data and all of its dependencies. Just use this command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge x11-apps

Extra info and code examples

This package provides a miscellaneous assortment of X applications that ship with the X Window System, including: - atobm, bitmap, and bmtoa, tools for manipulating bitmap images; - ico, a demo program animating polyhedrons; - oclock and xclock, graphical clocks; - rendercheck, a program to test render extension implementations; - transset, a tool to set opacity property on a window; - xbiff, a tool which tells you when you have new email; - xcalc, a scientific calculator desktop accessory; - xclipboard, a tool to manage cut-and-pasted text selections; - xconsole, which monitors system console messages; - xcursorgen, a tool for creating X cursor files from PNGs; - xditview, a viewer for ditroff output; - xedit, a simple text editor for X; - xeyes, a demo program in which a pair of eyes track the pointer; - xgc, a graphics demo; - xload, a monitor for the system load average; - xlogo, a demo program that displays the X logo; - xmag, which magnifies parts of the X screen; - xman, a manual page browser; - xmore, a text pager; - xwd, a utility for taking window dumps ("screenshots") of the X session; - xwud, a viewer for window dumps created by xwd; - Xmark, x11perf, and x11perfcomp, tools for benchmarking graphical operations under the X Window System; The xbiff, xcalc, xconsole, xedit and xman programs use bitmap images provided by the xbitmaps package.

  • Maintainer: Debian X Strike Force
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You now have a full guide on how to install x11perf using apt, apt-get and aptitude tools. Also, we showed how to update as a single package and different ways to uninstall the x11perf from Ubuntu 22.04.

See also:

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