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How To Install TeamViewer on Debian 12

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TeamViewer on Debian 12. For those of you who didn’t know, TeamViewer is a powerful remote access and collaboration software that allows users to connect to and control remote computers, host online meetings, and share files securely. With its user-friendly interface and robust features, TeamViewer has become an essential tool for IT professionals, remote workers, and businesses of all sizes.

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 Debian 12 (Bookworm).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 12 (Bookworm).
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for TeamViewer.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 12 Bookworm

Step 1. To ensure a smooth installation process and maintain the stability of your Debian 12 system, it’s crucial to update your system packages before installing any new software. Updating your system will fetch the latest package lists from the repositories and upgrade any outdated packages to their latest versions. To update your system packages, open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt update

This command will refresh the package lists and inform you of any available updates. Next, install the necessary packages for adding repositories and handling HTTPS connections:

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl gnupg

Step 2. Installing TeamViewer on Debian 12.

First, you need to download the TeamViewer package for Debian 12. You can download the package from the official TeamViewer website using the following command:


Use the cd command to navigate to the directory where the TeamViewer package is located. For example, if the package is in the Downloads directory, enter:

cd ~/Downloads

Now you can install TeamViewer using the following command below:

sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_amd64.deb

The dpkg command is used to install, remove, and manage Debian packages. The -i flag specifies that you want to install the package, followed by the package name.

If you encounter any errors related to missing dependencies during the installation process, you can resolve them by running:

sudo apt -f install

Step 3. Launch TeamViewer on Debian.

Once the installation is complete, you can launch TeamViewer from the Applications menu or by running the teamviewer command in the terminal. If you haven’t already, set up a TeamViewer account to access the full range of features and benefits.

Install TeamViewer on Debian 12 Bookworm

To connect to a remote computer using TeamViewer, you need to have the TeamViewer ID and password of the remote computer. You can enter the ID and password in the TeamViewer application to connect to the remote computer.

Step 4. Troubleshooting TeamViewer Installation.

Despite a seamless installation process, unforeseen issues may arise. Let’s tackle some common problems and their solutions.

  • “TeamViewer Not Connecting” Error:

Verify that both your and the remote device have active internet connections. Also, ensure TeamViewer is running on the remote system.

  • “Package Dependencies Not Satisfied” Error:

Revisit the dependency resolution process outlined in section IV to ensure all required packages are installed.

  • “Authentication Rejected” Error:

Double-check the entered Partner ID for accuracy. Ensure that the remote user has provided the correct ID.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed TeamViewer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of TeamViewer on Debian 12 Bookworm. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official TeamViewer website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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