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  • Last Updated : 06 Oct, 2021

TeamViewer is one of the best cross-platform remote support application. Its available for Windows, Mac, Chrome OS, Raspberry Pi, iOS, Android, and Linux Operating Systems.

TeamViewer is used for:

  1. Controlling Remote Computer via GUI (Graphical User Interface).
  2. File Transfer.

If your mode of usage is for personal and non-commercial its completely free to download. For commercial usage, a licensed version is required.

In this article, we will help you with the installation of TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 and can be used in previous & future Ubuntu versions.

Downloading TeamViewer debian Package(.deb)

Go to TeamViewer for Linux Download page, you will see x86 64bit and x86 32bit versions. Choose as per your system.

You can use, hostnamectl in terminal to get your architecture version.

Installing TeamViewer

After you have successfully downloaded .deb package you have two methods to install it.

Method 1: Via GUI

Head over to your downloads folder and right-click on it to open options. Select Open With Software Install. You can also hit Enter to Install it.

Method 2: Via Terminal

Step 1: Open Terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T. Use the below command to update and upgrade the package manager:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2: Then go to Downloads folder by entering cd Downloads command.

Step 3: Then enter ls to list folder contents.

Step 4: Type the following command:

sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_15.8.3_amd64.deb

Change 15.8.3 with your file version as shown. Hit Enter.

Step 5: Install and Uninstall require superuser privileges. Enter your password. 

Step 6: If everything went well now TeamViewer is Installed on your Ubuntu.

Step 7: Type teamviewer . Hit Enter. This command will open Installed TeamViewer.

What if an Error occurs?

If you are getting an error of missing dependencies, these are the packages that TeamViewer will need before installing. 

Type the below command and it will install all dependencies that your previous installation missed.

sudo apt-get install -f

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