Teamviewer Host not loading in Raspberry Pi Desktop

Sparko Posts: 2 ✭✭

So I have a standard Raspbian Buster install on a Rasberry Pi 3B. It boots into the desktop. I installed the latest Teamviewer Host for RPi. It works fine. Yay.

But then I decide I don't want the Pi to boot to the desktop but just to the command line, and then I can start the desktop with "startx". So I change the raspi-config to boot to the command line and reboot.

I check Teamview from another computer and it is working fine, I can see the command line interface.

Then I start the desktop. Once the desktop is up, Teamviewer stops working. All I see on the remote computer is a frozen desktop screen. Locally, the desktop is working fine.

I tried running the host startup from the desktop menu, and it gives me the cursor busy signal for a few seconds then goes back to normal. But it still isn't working on the remote computer.

If I exit the desktop back to the command line, then TV host works again.

If I change the configuration to boot into the desktop directly again, then everything works fine in the desktop with the host.

Can anyone help?

Summary: RPI booting into desktop and Teamviwer GUI works.
RPI booting into command line, Teamviewer works until you start desktop then it stops.


Edited to add: If I log out of the Desktop session (it is still in the desktop GUI asking me to log back in) and then log back in, Teamviewer also stops working. On the remote computer it just shows that it is trying to connect (Initializing Display...) and then eventually fails and closed the connection window with no error showing up.



  • Sparko
    Sparko Posts: 2 ✭✭

    So nobody has any idea? I have looked everywhere for a solution.

  • HermanPC
    HermanPC Posts: 1

    Same here: I had a Raspberry PI 3B+ with Teamviewer, it booted in command line (console), and Teamviewer worked fine, both if I stayed in the console, and if I opened the desktop (with startx).

    But now I have a brand new PI4, I installed Teamviewer, and it happens as you said: Only if you boot directly on the desktop, and you remain there, it will work.

    I tried everythng: different ways to install it, previous versions of TV... but same issue...

    Anybody has a solution, please?

  • Lolax
    Lolax Posts: 1

    Same here, I hope there will be a solution