In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Remmina Desktop Client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Remmina Remote Desktop Client is an open-source, free, and powerful remote desktop sharing tool for Linux systems. It offers feature-rich useful tools for the administrator and travelers to have easy and smooth remote access Multiple networking protocols are supported by Remmina such as RDP, SSH, XDMCP, WWW, VNC, NX, and SPICE.
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 the Remmina Desktop Client on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- 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 Remmina Desktop Client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Remmina Desktop Client on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Remmina from the official PPA repository.
By default, Remmina is not available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to add Remmina PPA to your system:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
Then, run the following command to install Remmina packages:
sudo apt update sudo apt install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp remmina-plugin-secret
- Install Remmina using Snap.
If Snapd package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the following command below:
sudo apt install snapd
To install Remmina, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install remmina
Check the Remmina version:
Step 3. Accessing Remmina Desktop Client on Ubuntu Linux.
Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> Remmina or launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Remmina. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Remmina Desktop Client on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Remmina website.