In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TeamViewer on your CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, TeamViewer is a proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing, and file transfer between computers. TeamViewer is only free for personal use. If you’ve plans of rolling out in your company, a license will be required before it is used. TeamViewer Desktop application is a multi-platform and runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
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 TeamViewer on a CentOS 8 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8 or RHEL-based.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- An active internet connection.
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 TeamViewer on CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing TeamViewer on CentOS 8.
By default, TeamViewer is not available on CentOS 8 base repository. Run the following commands to install the TeamViewer on the CentOS system:
sudo dnf --enablerepo epel-playground install ./teamviewer*.rpm
More information on the installed package can be queried using the following command:
rpm -qi teamviewer
Step 3. Accessing TeamViewer on CentOS 8.
After successfully installing TeamViewer, you can launch it from your Desktop Apps menu or from CLI. To Launch TeamViewer on CentOS 8 from your Desktop Environment Applications Launcher, search for “
teamviewer” or type the below command from the command prompt to start TeamViewer:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed TeamViewer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TeamViewer on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official TeamViewer website.