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How To Install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 20

Install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, AnyDesk is the world’s most comfortable remote desktop application. Access all your programs, documents, and files from anywhere, without having to entrust your data to a cloud service. You can say it’s an alternative to the TeamViewer, which is available free. Anydesk provides a faster remote connection than any other existing remote desktop application.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of AnyDesk on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gnupg2

Step 2. Installing AnyDesk on Linux Mint 20.

Run the following command to import repository GPG Key:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Next, add the Anydesk APT repository to your Linux Mint system:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list'

Finally, run the following apt install command on your terminal shell to install AnyDesk on your Linux Mint system:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install anydesk

Step 3. Accessing AnyDesk on the Linux Mint system.

Once installed successfully, you can launch by typing Anydesk in the application launcher. Once the tool is opened, it will show your user ID. To start a new session, share your desk ID with your partner or client. You can also type your partner’s ID into the Remote Desk section to access their computer from your end. You need to approve the access permission if someone tries to your access your computer. You will get a notification to allow a client on your system.

Install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 20

Congratulations! You have successfully installed AnyDesk. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of AnyDesk remote desktop software on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official AnyDesk website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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