How to install Teamviewer on Debian 12 "Bookworm"

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

Teamviewer is a software that allows you to remote control a computer located anywhere in the world via the internet.

Teamviewer is used mostly for troubleshooting technical issues without being physically on front of the screen. For example, you can use teamviewer to teach your friend how to fix an issue on their computer.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install teamviewer on Debian 12

Step 1 - Update Debian 12

It is necessary to make sure that your system is updated before installing Teamviewer.

Perform a system update by using the command below

sudo apt update

Step 2 - Download Teamviewer

Next, you need to download the binary file .deb. You can use wget to directly download the deb file into your computer.

wget -O teamviewerx64.deb

Next, you should see a file called teamviewerx64.deb on /home/user. To verify that the download was successful, you can view all deb files located on /home/user/ by using the ls command.

ls *deb

If you have other deb files downloaded on /home/user, then you can use grep to search only for teamviewer

ls | grep teamviewer

Step 3 - Install Teamviewer

Now you can install teamviewer using apt. Launch your terminal, and run the command below

sudo apt install ./teamviewerx64.deb

And wait for the process to be completed.

Step 4 - Launch Teamviewer

Once installed, teamviewer icon will appear on the applications menu of your system. There are two ways to launch teamviewer, by using GUI and by using terminal.

Launch Teamviewer using GUI

Click to 'Activies' and search for 'Teamviewer' on the search box, and you should see teamviewer, click on it to launch it.

Launch Teamviewer using Terminal

Run teamviewer on your terminal to launch teamviewer from the terminal


Teamviewer GUI


Teamviewer is one of the best solutions when it comes to fixing issues on a computer without having physical access. In this tutorial, you learned how to Install the binary file of teamviewer on Debian 12 "Bookworm".