This guide shows how to install Teamviewer 8 on RedHat, CentOS, Fedora and Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Xubuntu systems. Teamviewer is a one of the most popular application for remote assistant, Desktop sharing or transferring files between computers, web conferencing and online meetings etc. Teamviewer is a proprietary application. However, it’s a freeware for personal use. Teamviewer is available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Android and iPhone. Teamviewer uses WINE application which is integreted within it. We don’t have to install WINE application separately. Teamviewer is not a native Linux application.
Some of the new features are added in Teamviewer version 8 which are highlighted below:
- Session handover one to another expert.
- Can share desktop with other selected groups having teamviewer accounts.
- Schedule online meeting in Microsoft Outlook.
- Session recording.
- Operating system logout automatically after remote access is closed.
- Teamviewer management console.
How do I Install Teamviewer 8 on RedHat, CentOS, Fedora
You may download teamviewer package for rpm based Linux distributions at teamviewer_linux.rpm.
Let us start installation. Go to the directory from where you have downloaded Teamviewer package and execute following yum command to install it. It will install missing dependencies.
# wget http://www.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux.rpm # yum install teamviewer_linux.rpm
If you get missing public key error, you can download public key and import it using the following command.
# wget http://www.teamviewer.com/link/?url=354858 # rpm --import TeamViewer_Linux_PubKey.asc
After importing the public key, please run the “yum install” command again to install the Teamviewer rpm.
To start Teamviewer application, run the following command from the terminal.
Teamviewer application running on my Fedora 18 system.
How do I Install Teamviewer 8 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Xubuntu
You may download teamviewer package for 32-bit or 64-bit systems at teamviewer linux .deb packages. or you can download the package using wget command as shown below.
## 32 Bit System ## $ sudo wget http://www.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux.deb
## 64 Bit System ## $ sudo wget http://www.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux_x64.deb
Once you’ve downloaded the package, go to the directory where you’ve downloaded Teamviewer package and run the following command to install it.
## 32 Bit System ## $ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_linux.deb
## 64 Bit System ## $ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_linux_x64.deb
If you get missing dependencies error, please use the following command to install those dependencies.
sudo apt-get install -f
Once installation is done. To start Teamviewer package on Ubuntu Linux, go to Dash Home and type teamviewer and click on teamviewer icon to run application.
Teamviewer application running on my Ubuntu 12.10 system.
To start on Linux Mint, Go to Menu >> Internet >> Teamviewer and click on Accept License Agreement to run application.
Teamviewer application running on my Linux Mint 14.