How to install Team Viewer in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS

Team Viewer is a free application that lets you get simple and swift remote support, remote access, online collaboration, and meetings. It is immensely used worldwide, including in major businesses and personal home use.

The free version is only for personal use. Let’s see how to install it on your Linux PC.

Install Team Viewer in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS

Elementary OS users must first enable PPA to use the apt-get command before following this guide.

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’. You can use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+T or launch it from ‘Applications.’

STEP 2: Install gdebi application installer for deb-based binary packages. It is a powerful application that gets all the dependencies for you. If you don’t have it installed, use the following command:

sudo apt-get install gdebi-core

Enter root password to complete gdebi installation.

STEP 3: Now, you can install Team Viewer. Use the wget command to download the latest version of Team Viewer. Team Viewer is only available in the 32-bit version.


STEP 4: Use gdebi to install the downloaded Team Viewer package.

sudo gdebi teamviewer*.deb

STEP 5: That’s it. You can launch the Team Viewer from the dash. Note that the first launch will take some time, and you may feel nothing is happening, but give it some 20 seconds, and you should see the Team Viewer dialog box.

Team Viewer
Team Viewer

Optionally, we can add Team Viewer to auto-start during boot using the following command:

sudo systemctl enable teamviewerd


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