Re: teamviewer 12.0.85001 UI doesn't start on Gentoo

Not only teamviewer12 but also any previous version doesn't show any kind of GUI


  • ChristianCay
    ChristianCay Posts: 182 [Former Staff]

    Dear iadegesso,

    Thank you for contacting TeamViewer.

    To be able to troubleshoot your issue, May you please describe your system.

    Please include if you're using X or WayLand, Display Manager and Desktop Environment.

    This information will help us understand better your issue.

    We are looking forward to your comments.


    Best regards,


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  • I had the same issue on Gentoo.

    Two things to make sure:

    1. run "tv-setup checklibs" from inside the teamviewer folder, this checks if all required libraries are in place. On Gentoo, you have to manually install some 32bit versions.

    2. Teamviewer/Wine doesn't run with freetype > 2.8. If you have the current ~ version installed (2.8.1), it won't open the GUI. A downgrade will solve this.


    So this goes to the devs here: This is probably a wine issue. Can we expect a TV version which is compatible to a recent freetype lib?


  • Hi,

    I solved upgrading Wine to the 2.18 version with staging pathes.


    Thx a lot