TeamViewer is a cross-platform software solution for remote access to a computer. Since TeamViewer 13, the tool dispenses with the emulation layer Wine and now runs natively on Ubuntu. The proprietary software is free for home users and allows Windows to control macOS, iOS, Android and even Linux remotely. Learn how to install and start TeamViewer on Ubuntu in our tips + tricks.
How to install and start TeamViewer in Ubuntu
Follow our step-by-step guide.
Open the terminal either with the key combination [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [T] or click on the corresponding icon. Now enter the following command with wget :
This automatically loads the latest version of TeamViewer for Ubuntu.
Note: If you do not have a 64-bit system, change the version according to the teamviewer.com page.
The package manager apt can be used to install the .deb package. Required dependencies to other packages are automatically installed. Simply enter the following command:
sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb
When prompted, enter your password and press [Enter]. And at ” Do you want to continue? [Y / n] “, enter ” Y ” to continue the installation. TeamViewer and its packages will now be installed automatically.
Now enter TeamViewer in the terminal or click on the TeamViewer icon, which you will find under ” Activities “> ” TeamViewer ”
Read the license agreement and accept it with ” Accept License Agreement “.
You will now see your TeamViewer ID and the corresponding password. This allows you to remotely access your Linux machine or remotely control another computer.
Quick Start Guide
- Open the terminal with [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [T] .
- Then enter
sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb.
- When asked ” Do you want to continue? [Y / n] “, enter ” Y “.
- Open TeamViewer via ” Activities “> ” TeamViewer “.
- Read the license agreement and accept it with the ” Accept License Agreement “.
- TeamViewer is started and you can use the program for remote access.