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How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 22.04

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TeamViewer is a popular remote desktop software that allows you to remotely access and control another computer over the internet. It works across multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TeamViewer on the latest Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release.

Prerequisites

Before you begin, make sure you have:

  • A system running Ubuntu 22.04 desktop.
  • Administrative (root) access to the system.
  • A stable internet connection.

Install TeamViewer

As TeamViewer is proprietary software, it is not included in the main Ubuntu repositories. We need to add the TeamViewer repository to install it.

Follow these steps to install TeamViewer:

  1. Download the TeamViewer DEB package:
   wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb
  1. Install the DEB package using apt:
   sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb

Accept any prompts during the installation.

  1. Once installed, launch TeamViewer:
   teamviewer

The first time TeamViewer runs, accept the EULA agreement to proceed.

That’s it! TeamViewer is now ready to use on your Ubuntu desktop.

Starting TeamViewer

After installing TeamViewer, there are a few ways to launch it:

Use the Ubuntu application launcher to search for and launch TeamViewer. It is usually found under Internet or Office categories.

  • Open the Terminal and run the teamviewer command to launch the application.
  • Create a TeamViewer shortcut icon on your desktop or panel. Double clicking this icon will also open TeamViewer.
  • Add TeamViewer to your dock for easy access. You can drag-and-drop the app icon from the menu or a .desktop file into the dock.
  • For advanced use, you can create a custom .desktop file to launch TeamViewer with specific options.

When you first open TeamViewer, you need to accept the End-User License Agreement. After that the main interface will display, allowing you to remotely control and access other computers.

That’s it! TeamViewer is now ready to use on your Ubuntu system.

The TeamViewer main window will open where you can access remote computers, schedule meetings and manage your connections.

Updating TeamViewer

The TeamViewer repository is automatically added during installation. To update to newer versions when they are released:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

This will fetch the latest packages from the TeamViewer repository.

Uninstalling TeamViewer

To uninstall TeamViewer, run:

sudo apt remove teamviewer

Then delete the configuration directory:

rm -r ~/.teamviewer

This will completely remove TeamViewer from your system.

And that’s it! In this guide, we went through installing, opening, updating and uninstalling TeamViewer on an Ubuntu 22.04 desktop. You can now remotely access other computers and collaborate securely.

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