TeamViewer is a remote desktop application in simple terms. TeamViewer provides a lot of features beyond the remote desktop-like
Remote Device Control ,
Cross-Platform Access ,
Secure Unattended Access etc. Ubuntu is popular Linux distribution which is generally used by end-users and corporates. In this tutorial, we will learn “How To Download, Install and Use TeamViewer On Ubuntu?”
Download TeamViewer Installation Deb Package
TeamViewer is a cross-platform application where it supports Ubuntu, Debian officially. So it provides installation packages for Ubuntu and Debian. Ubuntu and Debian users
deb extension so TeamViewer installation packages can be downloaded from the following link. TeamViewer installation files are provided both 32 and 64-bit architecture.
Alternatively, we can download with the following command by using
wget and given a download link. We will download the 64-bit version. We can also see the most recent version is
$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb
We will use
dpkg command in order to install TeamViewer.
dpkg is the main tool used to install
debpackages. But also keep in mind that installing a package in Linux systems requires root privileges. So we will also use
sudo like below in order to elevate root privileges. We will provide the
-i option for the dpkg command for installation.
$ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_amd64.deb
TeamViewer package requires some packages as dependencies. If they are not installed currently we will get an error about dependency problem like below.
As we get dependency errors. We can install all required dependencies and also the TeamViewer with the
apt install -f command like below.
$ sudo apt install -f
We can launch the TeamViewer in different ways like the command line, menu, application launch, etc. First, we will launch TeamViewer from the command line. If we are launching the TeamViewer for the first time we have to
Accept License Agreement in order to use.
Here is the TeamViewer License Agreement.
We will see the following TeamViewer screen. It will automatically talk with the TeamViewer servers and get a unique ID with a password.
During the installation, the TeamViewer official repository will be added to the current system repositories. When we try to update Ubuntu with the
apt update command the TeamViewer will be also updated automatically. So we can use the following commands in order to update TeamViewer.
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt dist-upgrade
The TeamViewer sources list is stored in the
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list file which can be printed like below.
$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list
We can also uninstall the TeamViewer with the
apt remove command. We will also provide the
sudo command for root privileges too.
$ sudo apt remove teamviewer