Posted by towt
Digon

Teamviewer will not start on ubuntu

Whenever I try and start TeamViewer, I get the following:

user@user:~/.config$ teamviewer

Init...
CheckCPU: SSE2 support: yes
Checking setup...
chmod: changing permissions of '/home/user/.config/teamviewer': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of '/home/user/.local/share/teamviewer13/logfiles': Operation not permitted
Launching TeamViewer ...
Launching TeamViewer GUI ...
/opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/tvw_main: line 146: /home/user/.local/share/teamviewer13/logfiles/gui.log: Permission denied

Anyone know what the issue might be? I assume it's a folder permission issue.

The only way I've managed to get it to run is to do do:

sudo su

sudo teamviewer

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
TeamViewer Staff
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Re: Teamviewer will not start on ubuntu

Running teamviewer with sudo is the problem, not the solution.
Fix it with
sudo rm -rf /home/user/.config/teamviewer*
sudo rm -rf /home/user/.local/share/teamviewer*

Regards,

Daniel

Linux Developer
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Posted by towt
Digon

Re: Teamviewer will not start on ubuntu

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Posted by TeamViewer Staff
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Re: Teamviewer will not start on ubuntu

Running teamviewer with sudo is the problem, not the solution.
Fix it with
sudo rm -rf /home/user/.config/teamviewer*
sudo rm -rf /home/user/.local/share/teamviewer*

Regards,

Daniel

Linux Developer
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Posted by towt
Digon

Re: Teamviewer will not start on ubuntu

Worked perfectly! Thanks. I can make windows boxes sing and dance, but I am still learning the Linux filesystem

Posted by Jegujeggs
Photon

Re: Teamviewer will not start on ubuntu

Hi i tried the same commands but however still not able to install teamviewer successfully.

This is what  i am currently observing in my terminal

Init...
CheckCPU: SSE2 support: yes
Checking setup...
chmod: changing permissions of '/home/jegu/.config/teamviewer': Operation not permitted
chmod: changing permissions of '/home/jegu/.local/share/teamviewer14/logfiles': Operation not permitted
Launching TeamViewer ...
Launching TeamViewer GUI ...
/opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/tvw_main: line 146: /home/jegu/.local/share/teamviewer14/logfiles/gui.log: Permission denied

Can you please help?