How to Install TeamViewer 13 on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu

Teamviewer is a cross-platform, powerful and secure remote access and control software that can connect to multiple devices simultaneously. It is an all-in-one solution for remote support which can be used for desktop sharing, online meetings and file transfer between devices connected over the Internet.

It works on notable operating systems such as Linux, Windows, Mac OS, Chrome OS and mobile operating systems such as iOS, Android, Windows Universal Platform, and BlackBerry.

Recently, the latest stable version of TeamViewer 13 was released with new features and many improvements.

Features of TeamViewer

Following are some of the new features are added in TeamViewer 13 which are highlighted below:

  1. It is cross-platform, it can connect from PC to PC, mobile to PC, PC to mobile, and even mobile to mobile connections on the major operating systems mentioned above.
  2. Highly compatible with multiple platforms, from modern to relatively old operating systems.
  3. Requires no configurations.
  4. Easy to install and understand.
  5. Available in over 30 international languages.
  6. Offers high performance with smart connection setup and routing, efficient bandwidth usage, fast data transmissions plus many more for reliable user experience.
  7. Provides high security with latest technology.
  8. It is free for testing purposes and personal use.
  9. Needs no installation, users can now user TeamViewer without necessarily installing it.
  10. Supports custom QuickSupport, QuickJoin, and Host modules named with a user’s corporate identity with custom configurations.
  11. Permits permanent access to unattended devices with support of TeamViewer Host module.
  12. Supports integration with a user’s applications through APIs.
  13. Also supports integration into mobile applications in iOS/Android.

How do I Install Teamviewer 13 on RedHat, CentOS, Fedora

You may download package for rpm based Linux distributions at Teamviewer download page or you can use following wget command to download and install it as shown.

------------- On 64-bit Systems ------------- 
# wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer.x86_64.rpm
# yum install teamviewer.x86_64.rpm

------------- On 32-bit Systems -------------
# wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer.i686.rpm
# yum install teamviewer.i686.rpm

If you get missing public key error, you can download public key and import it using the following command.

# wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/TeamViewer_Linux_PubKey.asc
# rpm --import TeamViewer_Linux_PubKey.asc

After importing the public key, please run the “yum install” command again to install the Teamviewer rpm.

# yum install teamviewer.x86_64.rpm

To start Teamviewer application, run the following command from the terminal.

# teamviewer

Teamviewer application running on my CentOS 7 system.

TeamViewer 13 Running on CentOS 7

TeamViewer 13 Running on CentOS 7

How do I Install Teamviewer 13 on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

You may download package for .deb based Linux distributions at Teamviewer download page or you can use following wget command to download and install it as shown.

------------- On 64-bit Systems ------------- 
$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_amd64.deb

------------- On 32-bit Systems -------------
$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_i386.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, you can start Teamviewer from the terminal or go to Ubuntu Dash Home and type teamviewer and click on icon to run application.

$ teamviewer
TeamViewer Running on Ubuntu 16.04

TeamViewer Running on Ubuntu 16.04

To start on Linux Mint, Go to Menu >> Internet >> Teamviewer and click on Accept License Agreement to run application.

TeamViewer Running on Linux Mint 17

TeamViewer Running on Linux Mint 17

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61 Responses

  1. Karthick says:

    Hi, Thanks for tips. I could succefully install teamviewer in centos 6.5 Final and is working good.
    My question is as follows: After the installation, Teamviewer option appears under, Applications-Internet-menu, how can i remove teamviewer option from here, so that it is not visible there and but still should be able to work from command line?
    I hope you are still active and could respond to my query,
    thanks in advance,

  2. Ricardo says:

    I’m on Ubuntu 14.10 and have installed Teamviewer 9 successfully. But i can´t hear sounds (Youtube, movies) when i’m at work with a Windows PC and try to connect to my Ubuntu at home. I tried to reload alsa, removed Teamviewer and installed it again.

    Can’t figure it out. Can you help me?

    Best regards,

  3. bigMAXX says:

    I am having the same problem.
    I am on CentOS 6.4

    This is the only dependency stopping me from running TeamViewer

    rpm -i teamviewer_linux.rpm
    warning: teamviewer_linux.rpm: Header V4 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 72db573c: NOKEY
    error: Failed dependencies:
    libSM.so.6 is needed by teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686

  4. Raamesh Srinivasan says:

    I am not able to install – below mentioned error occurs while installing – can any one help me to sovle this

    [[email protected] ~]# yum install teamviewer_linux.rpm
    Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
    Updating certificate-based repositories.
    Unable to read consumer identity
    Setting up Install Process
    Examining teamviewer_linux.rpm: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    Marking teamviewer_linux.rpm to be installed
    Resolving Dependencies
    –> Running transaction check
    —> Package teamviewer9.i686 0:9.0.32150-1 will be installed
    –> Processing Dependency: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libgcc_s.so.1 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libasound.so.2 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libfreetype.so.6 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libz.so.1 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libSM.so.6 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libXdamage.so.1 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libXext.so.6 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libXfixes.so.3 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libXrandr.so.2 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libXrender.so.1 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Processing Dependency: libXtst.so.6 for package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686
    –> Finished Dependency Resolution
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libgcc_s.so.1
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libasound.so.2
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libXrender.so.1
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libXfixes.so.3
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libz.so.1
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libXtst.so.6
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libXrandr.so.2
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libXdamage.so.1
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libfreetype.so.6
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libXext.so.6
    Error: Package: teamviewer9-9.0.32150-1.i686 (/teamviewer_linux)
    Requires: libSM.so.6
    You could try using –skip-broken to work around the problem
    You could try running: rpm -Va –nofiles –nodigest

  5. Eduard says:

    Trying to start teamviewer I was replied as:

    [[email protected] ~/team]$ teamviewer

    /opt/teamviewer9/tv_bin/script/tvw_exec: line 8: 300: Bad file descriptor
    flock: 300: Bad file descriptor

    ————
    [[email protected] ~/team]$ uname -a
    Linux hp 2.6.18-348.el5 #1 SMP Wed Nov 28 21:22:00 EST 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

    Are there any comments?

    • Matthias says:

      Hi,
      have the same error here.
      I think you use the tcsh-shell.
      Have a look at the limit command.
      There is a part descriptors, which might be to low.
      Set it to 300 or more, because it is needed by the teamviewer start script.
      Have a look at tvw_exec there is a part with “exec >> 300” which cause the error.

      If you don’t want to set it, you can create a litte startscript for teamviewer with
      csh -c ‘limit descriptors 512 && teamviewer’

      It will create a newcsh-session with higher descriptors just for teamviewer.

  6. bob says:

    Teamviewer appeared to install ok without errors, see below:

    [email protected] ~ $ sudo wget http://www.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux_x64.deb
    –2014-05-05 23:04:10– http://www.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux_x64.deb
    Resolving http://www.teamviewer.com (www.teamviewer.com)… 46.163.100.220
    Connecting to http://www.teamviewer.com (www.teamviewer.com)|46.163.100.220|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Found
    Location: https://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux_x64.deb [following]
    –2014-05-05 23:04:10– https://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux_x64.deb
    Resolving download.teamviewer.com (download.teamviewer.com)… 46.163.100.220
    Connecting to download.teamviewer.com (download.teamviewer.com)|46.163.100.220|:443… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Found
    Location: https://downloadeu3.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux_x64.deb [following]
    –2014-05-05 23:04:10– https://downloadeu3.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_linux_x64.deb
    Resolving downloadeu3.teamviewer.com (downloadeu3.teamviewer.com)… 46.28.51.100
    Connecting to downloadeu3.teamviewer.com (downloadeu3.teamviewer.com)|46.28.51.100|:443… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
    Length: 22058718 (21M) [application/x-deb]
    Saving to: ‘teamviewer_linux_x64.deb’

    100%[======================================>] 22,058,718 970KB/s in 24s

    2014-05-05 23:04:34 (909 KB/s) – ‘teamviewer_linux_x64.deb’ saved [22058718/22058718]

    [email protected] ~ $ sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_linux_x64.deb
    Selecting previously unselected package teamviewer.
    (Reading database … 151250 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking teamviewer (from teamviewer_linux_x64.deb) …
    Setting up teamviewer (9.0.27891) …
    [email protected] ~ $
    [email protected] ~ $ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    [email protected] ~ $ teamviewer

    Init…
    Checking setup…
    Launching TeamViewer …
    Terminated

    **********************************************
    And yet whenever I look for it in the menu either under “Internet” or under “All Applications” it doesn’t appear. Also if I type the application name “Teamviewer” in Menu search, all it comes up with is the install package. So I run with and without “sudo”. With, I get:

    Init…
    Checking setup…
    Launching TeamViewer …

    but nothing seems to happen
    and without “sudo” teamviewer starts but then almost immediately crashes and the only clue I get is the normal teamviewer window, except there’s a message at the bottom left of the “TeamViewer” window stating: “Not ready. Please check your connection”. Teamviewer then appears to crash after approximately five or seconds.

    I’m running the following (live) version/distro:
    Linux mint 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu

    Does anyone have any info on this for me, please !

    Thank you !

    Bob

  7. noobii says:

    Thank You very much!

  8. Philip says:

    Tutorial is solid. My only issue is that the server shows its connected, and goes thru the motions of a connection for the display from the client, client shows connecting, but nothing. It worked prior to changing over to Fedora 20. I have noticed that 9 has more options then previous verions of 8 that was installed w/my fedora 19 installation (which had no issues connecting from my SG3 to my pc.

  9. zamaan says:

    worked charm on my centos 6.5. Thank you guys.

  10. sarah says:

    Hi, thanks so much for your tutorial. I successfully installed teamviewer on my Centos System using the cmd line, and I can start it using “teamviewer” with the following result;

    [ [email protected]]# teamviewer

    Init…
    Checking setup…
    Launching TeamViewer…

    But, after this, nothing happens. I can’t view the teamviewer interface. Is there something I am missing?
    N.B: My system does not have any GUI installed.
    Thanks

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