How To Install RustDesk on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install RustDesk on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install RustDesk on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, RustDesk is a simple, open-source useful application for remotely accessing other PCs, with built-in file transfer and TCP tunneling, written with Rust programming language. It alternative to TeamViewer and AnyDesk. It provides free remote desktop services on its cloud and self-hosted infrastructure for organizations.

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 RustDesk remote desktop software on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, 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).
  • A 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 RustDesk on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing RustDesk on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, RustDesk is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now download the latest version of RustDesk from GitHub to your system using the following command:

wget https://github.com/rustdesk/rustdesk/releases/download/1.1.9/rustdesk-1.1.9.deb

After the file is downloaded successfully, you can then proceed to install RustDesk on Ubuntu using the command shown in the output below:

sudo apt install ./rustdesk-1.1.9.deb

Step 3. Accessing RustDesk on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> RustDesk.

Install RustDesk on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed RustDesk. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the RustDesk remote desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official RustDesk website.

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