In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of TeamViewer on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. 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. Versions are available for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Desktop Linux, iOS, Android Linux, Windows RT, and Windows Phone operating systems. It is also possible to access a machine running TeamViewer with a web browser. While the main focus of the application is remote control of computers, collaboration and presentation features are included.
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 Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
- 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.
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.
- Remote QuickSteps. Save yourself hundreds of clicks with one-click shortcuts for your most-used remote support actions. (Premium and above)
- Remote control tabs for Mac OS. Conveniently run multiple remote sessions on macOS in tabs with Sierra’s latest tab-view technology.
- Service case notifications. Take swift action on the pop-up and email notifications. Delegate tasks faster, for more effective IT support. (Business and above)
- Remote Sticky Note. Leave a message behind for a more personal customer relationship.
- Provides screen sharing with frame rates up to 60 fps (frames per second). No stuttering, no lag.
- Intelligent connection setup. Connect with the best possible quality via automatic intelligent system adjustments, based on your network conditions and system hardware.
- Faster file transfer.
- And more.
Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing TeamViewer.
First, Go to TeamViewer 12 beta download page and download the deb file via your Web browser:
gdebi command-line package installer with the following command:
sudo apt install gdebi-core
Then install the TeamViewer 12 deb package with:
sudo gdebi teamviewer*.deb
Once installed, In order to use TeamViewer on Linux, the TeamViewer remote control daemon must be running. You can check out its status by executing the command below:
systemctl start teamviewerd systemctl enable teamviewerd systemctl status teamviewerd
Congratulations! You have successfully installed TeamViewer. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official TeamViewer website.