How To Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

r00t December 15, 2016

Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of TeamViewer on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. For those of you who didn’t know, TeamViewer is a proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. Versions are available for the Microsoft Windows, OS X, Desktop Linux, iOS, Android Linux, Windows RT and Windows Phone operating systems. It is also possible to access a machine running TeamViewer with a web browser. While the main focus of the application is remote control of computers, collaboration and presentation features are included.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation TeamViewer on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

TeamViewer features

  • Remote QuickSteps. Save yourself hundreds of clicks with one-click shortcuts for your most-used remote support actions. (Premium and above)
  • Remote control tabs for Mac OS. Conveniently run multiple remote sessions on macOS in tabs with Sierra’s latest tab-view technology.
  • Service case notifications. Take swift action on pop-up and email notifications. Delegate tasks faster, for more effective IT support. (Business and above)
  • Remote Sticky Note. Leave a message behind for a more personal customer relationship.
  • Provides screen sharing with frame rates up to 60 fps (frames per second). No stuttering, no lag.
  • Intelligent connection setup. Connect with the best possible quality via automatic intelligent system adjustments, based on your network conditions and system hardware.
  • Faster file transfer.
  • And more.

Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing TeamViewer.

First, Go to TeamViewer 12 beta download page and download the deb file via your Web browser:

Install gdebi command line package installer with the following command:

Then install the TeamViewer 12 deb package with:

Once installed, In order to use TeamViewer on Linux, the TeamViewer remote control daemon must be running. You can check out its status by executing the command below:

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed TeamViewer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official TeamViewer web site.

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