[Update] TeamViewer 13

Posted by Staff
Staff

[Update] TeamViewer 13

TeamViewer 13 and TeamViewer 13 Host for LinuxTeamViewer 13 and TeamViewer 13 Host for Linux

Dear fellow penguins,

it is with great pleasure that today I can announce the availability of TeamViewer 13 for Linux. TeamViewer Host for Linux PCs is now a regular product. It also serves as the foundation for the native TeamViewer 13 (full) for Linux, which we release as a preview today. Highlights:

  • native client, no more Wine
  • native 64 bit packages, no more 32 bit dependencies
  • DEB and RPM repositories for convenient updates

A new Chapter
In vino veritas, but in Qt we trust. For many years, TeamViewer for Linux was based on Wine. The growing user base and demand as well as technical limitations of that approach lead to the decision to start over with a native, Qt-based user interface. The development has been going on for a while now, starting with the Host for Raspberry Pi in 2016 and adding the Host for PC earlier this year. TeamViewer and TeamViewer Host now share most of their code and integrate more seamless into modern desktop environments than ever before, and we will continue to improve the user experience in future updates.

Features & Updates
The TeamViewer preview includes all the features that were already present in the TeamViewer Host: Incoming remote control, incoming file transfer, account assignment as well as DEB and RPM repositories. Additionally this first release includes the Computers & Contacts list - allowing quick access to your servers, colleagues and friends - and, of course, outgoing remote control. The StatusNotifier (tray icon) toggles the Computers & Contacts list on mouse middle-click if the desktop supports it (KDE Plasma: yes, Gnome: no). Obviously, some features are still missing, but we plan to add them soon. You can expect frequent updates via the repository. We are interested to hear from you which ones you think should have priority. Please take the survey.

A Note on Wayland
Sign In with Xorg instead of WaylandSign In with Xorg instead of WaylandOn Wayland, currently only outgoing remote control and incoming file transfer are supported. If you need incoming remote control, you have to sign in with classic Xorg.

From a developer perspective, we would be more than happy to leave the archaic X11 technology stack behind and jump on the new and shiny Wayland train. However, that is not as simple as it may seem. By design, Wayland does not provide an interface to do remote control (screen capturing, mouse and keyboard emulation). This is to keep the Wayland core lean. The idea is that the compositor provides these interfaces, which could mean that TeamViewer would have to implement different interfaces for every desktop environment we want to support. This is unfortunate, but it's even more unsatisfying that these interfaces are not available yet. The closest to having something useful is Gnome, so it is likely that it will be the first desktop where we can support Wayland. To summarize: Yes, we want Wayland support, just as much as you, and we will work on it. I just wanted to let you know that it's a bit more complicated than 'just make it happen', as it is for the other features.

Final Words
If you are interested in RedHat and CentOS, please also have a look here.
If you are using Gnome and TeamViewer does not appear in the notification area (or tray), you might want to install KStatusNotifierItem/AppIndicator Support plugin. Ubuntu has that extension by default.

As always, packages are available via repositories and on the TeamViewer Linux download page.

 

Survey

Open survey in a new window if you can't see it. (Or disable blockers like uBlockOrigin)

 

All the best,
Daniel

Linux Developer
62 Replies
62 Replies
Posted by tfenster
Digon

Re: [Update] TeamViewer 13: Raspberry

Any chance for a armhf / Raspberry build of the client? Give thumbs up if you like it!

Posted by sflkj21
Digon

Re: [Update] TeamViewer 13

Connecting to a windows machine from linux does not show toolbar.  Thought it was a manjaro/i3 thing, but tried with unbuntu 17.10.  Does anyone have a top-toolbar?  Without one, I can't 'press' ctrl+alt+del to log in to my windows machine.

Where can we submit bugs?

Posted by reb0rn
Henagon

Re: [Update] TeamViewer 13

I am asked for password when I try to connect to my machines in my computer contacts, and there is no password they are accesed fine from chrome or windows or linux 12 version

HandshakeClient::Connect: [remote ID: 30, remote connection ID: 0] invalid private key, Errorcode=2
 S RetryHandle::HandleRetry(): Trying resend to 30 failed with error SecureNetwork:4, not retrying (0 retries would remain) BCmd: CC=37 CT=1
 S!! ConfigurationControllerImpl::HandleConfiguration(): error SecureNetwork:4 on configuration request,

Posted by Lamagra
Digon

Re: [Update] TeamViewer 13

On debian buster with kde/plasma

1. Starting/working very good.

2. No toolbar on computers list / can't search on list

3. No toolbar on window when connected to other computers

4. No chat

5. All computers on list are showing as online.

Posted by lyubomirv
Henagon

Re: [Update] TeamViewer 13

No toolbar for me too. Using XUbuntu 17.04 64 bit and connecting to another Linux machine with XUbuntu 16.04 LTS 64 bit.

Posted by Staff
Staff

remote control toolbar missing

@lyubomirv, @Lamagra, @sflkj21

Guys, please read the post carefully and take the survey. It's all in there.
It's not bugs, it's just not done yet.
Results of the survey will influence the development roadmap.

The remote control toolbar will probably return very soon, and you'll get the update notification with your system updates, via the teamviewer repository.

Thanks for your understanding Robot Happy

Linux Developer
Posted by JustACommonUser
Electron

Re: remote control toolbar missing

Really want to try it out, but I cannot install it in Jessie because it depends on Qt libraries >5.5 while latest version in repos is 5.3.2-4. The host works because it depends on Qt >5.2. Will the final version of the client require Qt 5.5?
Posted by marmo
Henagon

Re: remote control toolbar missing

@DanielStm Thanks for your work on this version!

2 quick questions:

  1. is there any way to send CTRL+ALT+DELETE wihtout the toolbar? I couldnt see it.
  2. Is the repository auto configured on ubuntu when i installed the preview?
    (i see that it is and enabled the preview releases using sudo teamviewer repo tv13)

 

Posted by Lamagra
Digon

Re: remote control toolbar missing


DanielStm wrote:

@lyubomirv, @Lamagra, @sflkj21

Guys, please read the post carefully and take the survey. It's all in there.
It's not bugs, it's just not done yet.
Results of the survey will influence the development roadmap.

The remote control toolbar will probably return very soon, and you'll get the update notification with your system updates, via the teamviewer repository.

Thanks for your understanding Robot Happy


@DanielStm, i'm understand all of the post and i give you my feedback only. (also with survey). You also try to understand us, because without this options version x13 is useless. So if any of our client will update host to version 13 we'll not be able to give them support from linux stations. Of course you did great job with new version without wine but until linux version will not be ready you shoutld't announced new windows version as final. (IMHO).

Posted by ndit
Digon

Re: [Update] TeamViewer 13

First, thanks for the good work.

This is a step in the right direction, and I am vary pleased to see you do this us linux-users.

Even though I wasn’t prepared for the first release to be so much of a "work in progress", I can accept that for a foreseeable future, since I have high hopes this will be so much better than the old wine-implementation. The native TV-app is very snappy and fast, I like what I see.

BUT, until we have a way to send CTRL-ALT-DEL (via bar or other workaround), it’s almost useless for me. 80% of the clients I connect to are windows servers.

Also, at least for me, the interface does not look scaled wright (see attachment), and menu text is invicible

/David
Distro: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
DE: XFCE

screenshot

Posted by Chrissss
Electron

Re: [Update] TeamViewer 13

I'm running here an uptodate arch linux with gnome. I downloaded the current version of Teamviewer 13 from here and ran the included binary. Teamviewer starts up, but it says I've got no internet connection. I can't activate my license and via "Computer & Kontakte" in the right corner I can't log into my account. Needless to say: My internet connections works fine.

Posted by Staff
Staff

Ctrl+Alt+Del, Repos, Debian 8, XFCE ...

@JustACommonUser
Debian 8 is no longer officially supported. Currently, you can enforce installation if all Host dependencies are satisified (and you know how to do it), but:
- It will not open the Computers & Contacts list on Jessie (please do not submit bug reports)
- We will most likely really depend on 5.5 features in 2018, maybe spring, maybe fall. As we don't want to bump dependencies within a major release, we did that now.

@marmo
Your welcome! We enjoy that very much ourselves. Developing with Qt is 90% awesome.
Ctrl-Alt-Del: Unfortunately no, there is not. But...
We hear your feedback, and we are seriously thinking about timely update for toolbar/Ctrl-Alt-Del.
You don't need to change anything with the repo configuration. You just disabled stable and TV14 updates... Robot Sad
Restore the default with: sudo teamviewer repo default - see explanation with teamviewer help.

@ndit Thanks for the flowers, we'll try not to disappoint you Robot Embarassed Heart
Never saw missing texts in the menu. I just tried to reproduce it with my colleague, with Ubuntu+XFCE and Xubuntu 16.04.3. From the style it looks like you actually have Xubuntu? (Yes, there actually seem to be differences). Anyway, we couldn't reproduce it on both.
Can you try to play around, maybe restart (system and/or Gui, close via tray icon), change resolution, DPI, (TeamViewer) language? Also, what is your system language? Please PM me with the results.

Linux Developer
Posted by Staff
Staff

non-installed TAR package, Arch, Gentoo

Hi @Chrissss, thanks for your feedback!

I can confirm that as a bug in the non-installed tar package. Which means, it's currently only functional when installed. Please understand that other things might have priority, but we'll look into it.

What you can do until then:
install the tar-package via ./tv-setup - if you don't want the daemon to run all the time, you can stop/disable it when not needed. (run teamviewer help after installation)

Arch Linux: As you know we don't officially support it, but I assume they will soon pick up TeamViewer 13 and create packages.

Gentoo: speaking of inofficial ports, I was contacted by a Gentoo maintainer and expect they'll have TV13 package soon.

Linux Developer
Posted by reb0rn
Henagon

Re: [Update] TeamViewer 13

When i try to connect to computers to my list/contacts I get request for password but there should be no request!

2017/12/04 15:46:32.291 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx S Negotiating session encryption: server handshake received, encryption established with AES key length 256
2017/12/04 15:46:39.132 xxxxxxxxxxxxxx S CGatewaySession[39]::EndSession(): Session to 294266006 ended. Estimated capacity=2936kBit/s, Latency=115ms
2017/12/04 15:46:39.132 12762 xxxxxxxxxxxx S UDP: create udp connection was not successful: UdpHolePuncher shutting down: (*)
2017/12/04 15:46:39.132 12762 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx S! RemoteSession[39]::AddRequestedCarrier(): request carrier UdpToPartner failed!