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Posted by scroci

TeamViewer on linux Only console

I installed TV on Ubuntu 16.04 (Dell laptop). It works fine with GUI (lighdm service) started, when accessed from Windows 7 for remote control.

But when I try to get acces to headless config (no lightdm service started) I just get an empty black window and can't get acces to a prompt message for login.

I tried various keys composition (Ctrl+Fx or just Fx or Shift+Ctrl+Fx) without success (Ctrl+Fx is the normal to acces to VTs with this distro).

I think framebuffer config is ok as I didn't get any error and the TV logo displays in the laptop screen as soon as the connexion between the 2 machines is done.

Any idea?

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff

Re: TeamViewer on linux Only console

Dear scroci,

Thank you for contacting TeamViewer.

Have you checked if on the remote side the screen is black like if it's standby?

How does the screen on the remote side look like if it's something different?

We are looking forward to your comments.


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Posted by scroci

Re: TeamViewer on linux Only console


yes it's black. 

Is TeamViewer supposed to "emulate" Ctrl-Fx KB keys event to get access to virtual terminals ?


Best Regards