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How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04

How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04

TeamViewer is a cross platform solution used for remote control, web conferencing, desktop sharing, and file transfer between computers.

This article explains how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04.

Precondition

You must be logged in as root or as a user with sudo access to be able to install packages on your Ubuntu system.

Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04

TeamViewer is proprietary computer software, and is not included in the Ubuntu repository. We will download and install the TeamViewer package from the official TeamViewer APT repository.

Open your terminal and download the latest TeamViewer .deb package using the following wget command:

wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb

After the download is complete, install TeamViewer by running:

sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb

When asked Do you want to continue? [Y / n], type Y to continue the installation.

That’s all, TeamViewer has been installed on your Ubuntu machine, and you can start using it.

Start TeamViewer

The TeamViewer application can be launched either from the command line by typing teamviewer or by clicking on the icon in the Applications menu.

When TeamViewer starts for the first time, it will ask you to accept the license agreement. Accept the terms of the license agreement by clicking on the “Accept License Agreement” button.

TeamViewer will open, and a window similar to the following will be displayed:

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Updating TeamViewer

During the installation process, an official TeamViewer repository will be added to your system. You can use the cat command to verify the contents of the file:

cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list

Output :

...
deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb stable main
...

When a new version is released, you can update your TeamViewer installation through your desktop Software Update tool, or from the command line.

Conclusion

We have shown you how to install TeamViewer on your Ubuntu 20.04 desktop machine. You can now connect to your friend or customer machine and provide immediate assistance.

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