Update now to the most recent TeamViewer Remote version 15.51. See the Changelogs here.

[Linux] v15.16.8

Esther Posts: 4,052 Former Community Manager
edited June 2021 in TeamViewer Remote

Operating system: Linux

Version: 15.16.8

Release date: 2021-03-23


New features

  • Playing computer sounds and music from remote machines during a remote control session is now also supported on Linux.


  • The option to set a personal password is now in the Advanced tab.

Former Community Manager



  • ronen_rozner
    ronen_rozner Posts: 2 ✭✭

    Will the gray screen part over the audio controls be addressed? This is a long standing issue that prevents using audio.


  • rolandg
    rolandg Posts: 66 ✭✭
    edited March 2021

    CentOS 7 - remote box - accessed using SSH

    [log files removed per Community Guidelines]

  • rolandg
    rolandg Posts: 66 ✭✭

    another try:

    teamviewer-host 15.16.8 (RPM) on CentOS7


    # teamviewer passwd secret

    aborts with:

    terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::logic_error'

     what(): basic_string::_M_construct null not valid

    /opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/tvw_extra: line 77: 3677 Aborted                "$TV_BIN_DIR/teamviewerd" --passwd "$pwd"

    unknown response

  • PelicanMedia
    PelicanMedia Posts: 19 ✭✭

    It's broken on the Raspberry Pi .deb version. I can view the screens but have no control. Please look into it asap.

    In these current times, people are relying heavily on your software. To be pushing updates out without thoroughly testing (again) is not ideal.

  • NoSubstitute
    NoSubstitute Posts: 0

    I had the same issue as. Luckily, my system isn't headless, so I could complete the account setup graphically.

  • NoSubstitute
    NoSubstitute Posts: 0

    Also, the headless command 'teamviewer setup' doesn't seem compatible with 2FA, which I always use.

    Instead of asking for the 2FA code it stalls, and after a while claims


    Please enter your e-mail / username: MyEmailHere

    Please enter your password: PasswordAcceptedFine

    Initiating sign in

    There was a connectivity issue. Please check your internet connection and try again.

  • STurner
    STurner Posts: 0

    Uninstalling the .deb package throws an error:

    The following packages will be REMOVED:


    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 62 not upgraded.

    After this operation, 75.6 MB disk space will be freed.

    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

    (Reading database ... 306143 files and directories currently installed.)

    Removing teamviewer (15.16.8) ...

    Removed /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/teamviewerd.service.

    Clearing assignments ...

    terminate called after throwing an instance of 'std::logic_error'

     what(): basic_string::_M_construct null not valid

    /var/lib/dpkg/info/teamviewer.prerm: line 41: 45328 Aborted         (core dumped) $TV_BIN_DIR/teamviewerd --unmanage


  • Etienne_sf
    Etienne_sf Posts: 1
    edited April 2021

    when we connect to version 15.16.8 in remote control, the connection freezes after a few seconds. Teamviewer generates a crash file. We went back to version 15.15.5 which does not have this problem.

  • _SP_
    _SP_ Posts: 5 ✭✭
    edited April 2021

    Finally!!! I can hear the sound! Thank you very much for this feature. Hope you will align Linux version to Windows sooner then I become old )