How To Install TeamViewer on Debian 11

Install TeamViewer on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TeamViewer on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, TeamViewer is an all-in-one remote desktop application that provides remote access to other users’ PCs and smart devices over the internet. It makes it possible to remotely access another user’s desktop and provide technical support or even stay connected with family and friends. By using remote desktops we can execute tasks remotely, thus saving on infrastructure costs such as travel. By not having to go physically, we save time and costs, something beneficial for everything.

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 the TeamViewer remote desktop on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11 (Bullseye).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 TeamViewer on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, 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 upgrade

Step 2. Installing TeamViewer on Debian 11.

By default, TeamViewer is available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now add the TeamViewer repository using the following command below:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list'

Next, import the GPG key:

wget -O - https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/signature/TeamViewer2017.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Finally, to install Teamviewer, use the APT command shown:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install teamviewer

Step 3. Accessing TeamViewer on Debian.

Once successfully installed, the TeamViewer application can be launched either from the command line by typing teamviewer or by clicking on its icon in the Applications menu.

In case you don’t want Teamviewer on Debian 11 Linux system anymore then you can remove this tool using the command:

sudo apt remove teamviewer

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TeamViewer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the TeamViewer remote desktop on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official TeamViewer website.

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