Install TEAMVIEWER on Ubuntu & RHEL/CentOS
Last updated on March 12th, 2018 at 08:39 pm
Team viewer needs no introduction, it is being used for years for remotely accessing a system over the internet. Teamviewer is known as all in one solution for remote access & support ovver the internet. Within only few seconds of time, teamviewer can connect to any PC or server over the internet.
It also provides a number of features like;
– Session recordings & conversion to AVI,
– Drag & drop files,
– Multi monitor support
In this tutorial, we will learn to install teamviewer on CentOS 7 & Ubuntu 16.04 . We will start by installation of teamviewer on Ubuntu.
Installation on Ubuntu 16.04
We will firstly download the .deb package for Ubuntu OS, to download the package open the terminal & run,
$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_i386.deb
Once we have the downloaded package, we can install it using three different methods,
1- Using GUI, double click teamviewer_linux.deb & it will open the package in Ubuntu Software Center , click on ‘Install’ & then authenticate by enterting the admnistrative password. Team Viewer will then be installed on the machine.
2- Using apt-get, firstly move the package to ‘/var/cache/apt/archives’ & then run
$ sudo apt-get install teamviewer_linux.deb
from the terminal. Enter your administrative password & package will then be installed on the system.
3- Using dpkg, the third way is by using dpkg. Open the terminal & execute the follwoing command,
$ dpkg -i teamviewer_linux.deb
Once the teamviewer has been installed using any of the three methods, we can run it from terminal by typing,
or we can also locate in under applications.
Installation on CentOS/RHEL
For CentOS, we will firslty have to install some dependencies before we can actually install the package for teamviewer. To install dependencies, run
$ yum install glibc alsa-lib freetype libICE libSM libX11 libXau libXdamage libXext libXfixes libXi libXrandr libXrender libXtst libgcc libuuid libxcb zlib
After these dependencies have been installed, we will download the teamviewer rpm package,
$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer.i686.rpm
After downloading the package, we can install it using two methods,
1- Using yum, from the terminal run the following command,
$ yum install teamviewer.i686.rpm
2 – Using rpm, we can also use the follwoing command to install the teamviewer rpm package on the system,
$ rpm -ivh teamviewer.i686.rpm
After the installation of package, run
from the terminal to start using the teamviewer on the system.
This completes our tutorial, feel free to leave your suggestions/queries in the comment box below.