How do I install TeamViewer on my Linux distribution?

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This article applies to TeamViewer 12 for Linux  in all licenses.

Graphical installation

For installing TeamViewer, we recommend using the graphical installer. The graphical installer can be invoked by double-clicking the downloaded package.

If this is not the case, and for example the Archive Manager opens up, open the context menu instead (right-click on the downloaded package). Depending on your distribution you will get different possibilities to install the package, e.g. “Open with software installation”, “Open with GDebi package installer”, “Open with Ubuntu Software Center”, or “Open with QApt package installer”.

RedHat, CentOS, Fedora, SUSE

You need the teamviewer.i686.rpm package.

For installing TeamViewer, we recommend using the graphical installer, as described above.

Installation via command line

If you prefer to use the command line, or if there is no graphical installer available, you can use one of these commands as an administrator:

yum install teamviewer_12.0.xxxxx.i686.rpm 

Note: This command is recommended, as it will install missing dependencies

zypper install teamviewer_12.0.xxxxx.i686.rpm
rpm -i teamviewer_12.0.xxxxx.i686.rpm 

Download public key

In case “yum” is asking for a missing public key, you can  download the public key file here and import the key by using the following command as an administrator:

rpm --import TeamViewer_Linux_PubKey.asc 

After importing the public key, please execute the “yum”-command again to install the TeamViewer rpm.

Debian, Mint, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu…

For modern DEB-systems (32/64-bit) you need the teamviewer_i386.deb package.

For installing TeamViewer, we recommend using the graphical installer, as described above.

Installation via command line

If you prefer to use the command line, or if there is no graphical installer available, you can use one of these commands as an administrator: 

apt install teamviewer_12.0.xxxxx_i386.deb 

Older systems (Ubuntu 14.04, Debian 7 and below)

Run this command:

dpkg -i teamviewer_12.0.xxxxx_i386.deb 

In case dpkg indicates missing dependencies, complete the installation by executing the following command:

apt-get install -f 

Older 64-bit DEB-systems without Multiarch (Ubuntu 12.03, Debian 6 and below)

Download the teamviewer_amd64.deb package.

To install, use dpkg and apt-get as described above.

Notes on Multiarch: On newer 64-bit DEB-systems with Multiarch-support (Debian 7), teamviewer_linux_x64.deb cannot be installed because the package ia32-libs is not available anymore on these systems. In this case you can use teamviewer_12.0.xxxxx_i386.deb instead.

In case you get the error “wrong architecture i386” you have to execute the following command lines as an administrator:

dpkg --add-architecture i386 
apt-get update 

For further information: http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch/HOWTO

Other platforms

TeamViewer can also run on a lot of other distributions, although not officially supported. 

You can use our tar.gz package which will only create files in the directory where you extract it to. The tar.gz package works, if the libraries that TeamViewer depends on are installed which is often the case. 

On Mandriva/Mageia TeamViewer can be installed using the following command as an administrator: 

urpmi --force --allow-nodeps teamviewer_12.0.xxxxx.i686.rpm 

On PCLinuxOS TeamViewer can be installed from the repository. The package is provided by the PCLinuxOS team. 

If you'll get an error message: 

The TeamViewer daemon is not running! 
Please start the daemon (needs root permissions) before running TeamViewer “teamviewer –daemon start” 

Open a Terminal Window and enter the following command (possibly needs root permissions): 

cp /opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/teamviewerd.service /etc/init.d/teamviewerd service teamviewerd start 

If you need the daemon to be started automatically, please use the command:

update-rc.d teamviewerd defaults

Run TeamViewer without installation

The tar.gz package can be run without installation and doesn’t even need root permissions.

After downloading the tar.gz package, you need to extract it to the directory you want to run it from. Simply click on “teamviewer” to start a TeamViewer instance.

The tar.gz package works, if the libraries TeamViewer depends on are installed which is often the case.

You can identify missing libraries by running the command as an administrator:

tv-setup checklibs 

 

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