Objective

The objective is to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - The objective is to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
  • Software: - TeamViewer 13

Requirements

Privileged administrator access to your system will be required to perform the TeamViewer installation.

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Other Versions of this Tutorial

Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)

Instructions

Install Prerequisites

TeamViewer is an external software not to be found in any of the Ubuntu standard repositories. We will be using the gdebi command to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux. Therefore, let's start by the installation of the gdebi-core package. Open up terminal and enter:
$ sudo apt install gdebi-core

Download latest TeamViewer package

Next, use wget to download the latest TeamViewer package:
$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb

Install TeamViewer

Lastly, install the previously downloaded package using the gdebi command:
$ sudo gdebi teamviewer_amd64.deb
Answer y when prompted.

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Start TeamViewer

The TeamViewer is now installed. Use your start menu to locate and start TeamViewer. Alternatively, start TeamViewer from the command line:
$ teamviewer
Install TeamViewer - Ubuntu 18.04
TeamViewer On Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
If you see the warning message Wayland Detected your TeamViewer version does not fully support Wayland display server yet. As message also suggests, this is only troublesome in case you need to establish incoming connection from another TeamViewer client. If this is your case you need to disable wayland and enable Xorg display server before you can accept incoming transmissions.
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