TeamViewer is a popular cross-platform application and widely used for remote control, desktop sharing, remote meetings and file sharing between computers. In this tutorial we will explain how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04.
Make sure you have logged in as root or user with sudo privileges.
Installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu
TeamViewer is not open-source software and it is not included in the standard Ubuntu repositories. We will download TeamViewer from it’s own APT repositories.
It is straightforward to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu. Perform the following steps:
1. Download TeamViewer
Open your system terminal, download the latest TeamViewer
.deb package using wget command:
2. Install TeamViewer
Execute the following command to install downloaded
sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb
It will prompt for continue confirmation, type
Y and hit
Enter key to go ahead.
You can start the TeamViewer application using either the command line by typing
teamviewer or by clicking on on icon from Application menu.
At first launch, it will show a License Agreement window as given following will be appear. You have to accept the License agreement by clicking on the “License Agreement” button.
Then the application will be start and you will see screen as below:
That’s it! TeamViewer is now installed on your Ubuntu system, and ready to use.
At the time of installation process, the TeamViewer APT repository will be added to your system. You can verify the file contents by using cat command:
It should show something below:
... deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb stable main deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb preview main ...
When the new release is available you can update using the desktop Software Update tool or from the command-line.
You have learned how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 desktop system. TeamViewer is very useful to remote any machine regardless of Operating System.
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