In this tutorial, we will show you how to install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, AnyDesk is a cross-platform remote desktop tool that allows you to connect with any device remotely. With the help of this application, you can control any device (regardless of its operating system) remotely and can conveniently share files with it. Also, the AnyDesk application supports the VPN functionality.
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 the step-by-step installation of an AnyDesk remote desktop on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- 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).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install AnyDesk on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
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 software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2
Step 2. Installing AnyDesk on Linux Mint 21.
By default, AnyDesk is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now run the following command below to add AnyDesk to your Linux Mint system:
echo 'deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg] http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list
Next, import the GPG key using the following command:
curl -fsSL https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/anydesk.gpg > /dev/null
After that, update your system and you can install AnyDesk on it with the help of the command shown below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install anydesk
Step 3. Accessing AnyDesk on Linux Mint 21.
Once we finish with the installation, we will find AnyDesk in the Mint menu, in the Internet section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed AnyDesk. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the AnyDesk remote desktop tool on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official AnyDesk website.