This article details the process on how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu & CentOS systems. 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 over the internet. Within only a 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

teamviewer for ubuntu

Let's first start out with the installation of TeamViewer for Ubuntu.

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Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu

We will firstly download the .deb package of TeamViewer for Ubuntu OS, to download the package open the terminal & run it,

$ wget

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 entering the administrative 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 & the package will then be installed on the system.

3- Using dpkg, the third way is by using dpkg. Open the terminal & execute the following command,

$ dpkg -i teamviewer_linux.deb

Once the TeamViewer for Ubuntu has been installed using any of the three methods, we can run it from the terminal by typing,

$ teamviewer

or we can also locate in under applications.

Install TeamViewer on CentOS /RHEL

For CentOS, we will first 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

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 following command to install the TeamViewer rpm package on the system,

$ rpm -ivh teamviewer.i686.rpm

After the installation of the package, run

$ teamviewer

from the terminal to start using the teamviewer on the system.

This completes our tutorial on how to install TeamViewer for Ubuntu & CentOS, please feel free to leave your suggestions/queries in the comment box below.

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