How To Install arandr on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install arandr on Debian 10. arandr is Simple visual front end for XRandR

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install arandr on Debian 10.

What is arandr

ARandR is a visual front end for XRandR 1.2/1.3 (per display options), which provides full control over positioning, saving and loading to/from shell scripts and easy integration with other applications.

There are three ways to install arandr on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install arandr Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

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

sudo apt-get -y install arandr

Install arandr Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install arandr using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install arandr

Install arandr 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 Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install arandr using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install arandr

How To Uninstall arandr on Debian 10

To uninstall only the arandr package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove arandr

Uninstall arandr And Its Dependencies

To uninstall arandr and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove arandr

Remove arandr Configurations and Data

To remove arandr configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge arandr

Remove arandr configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove arandr configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge arandr

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install arandr on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.