How To Install TeamViewer on Linux Mint 21

Install TeamViewer on Linux Mint 21

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install TeamViewer on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, TeamViewer is an application that lets you access other computers remotely such as desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing, and file transfer between computers. TeamViewer is available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android operating systems.

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 TeamViewer remote desktop on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
  • 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 TeamViewer on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, 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 install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2

Step 2. Installing TeamViewer on Linux Mint 21.

By default, TeamViewer is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the Skype repository to your system using the following command:

echo "deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/teamview.gpg] stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list

Next, import the GPG key:

curl -fsSL | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/teamview.gpg > /dev/null

Now start by updating the packages list and install TeamViewer stable by using the command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install teamviewer

Step 3. Accessing TeamViewer on Linux Mint 21.

Once we finish with the installation, we will find TeamViewer in the Mint menu, in the Internet section or you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the command shown below:


Install TeamViewer on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa

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

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