In this tutorial we will show you how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Teamviewer aka TV is a desktop sharing and remote management program, users may empower remote access into an easy and safe method. It quickly and securely connects to devices all around the world with no need for a VPN. With TeamViewer users may encourage, assist, interact, and socialize with people.
I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.
How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04
Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:
apt-get update -y apt-get upgrade -y
Step 2. Installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu.
Teamviewer is not available via PPA, but the software is available as a multiarch deb package available for both 32 bit (i386) and 64 bit (amd64).
Run the following commands in Terminal to install Teamviewer on 32 bit Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gdebi wget http://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_i386.deb sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb
Run the following commands in Terminal to install Teamviewer on 64 bit Ubuntu:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gdebi wget http://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_i386.deb sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb sudo dpkg --remove-architecture i386
Once installed, TeamViewer can be opened via Ubuntu Dash or you can start it from command terminal by running:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured TeamViewer on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system.