How to install Teamviewer on Linux Mint

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Teamviewer on Linux Mint.

Teamviewer is not included in the default Linux Mint repositories, which means you can't install Teamviewer directly from the terminal, without having Teamviewer repository configured on your machine.

However, you can easily install Teamviewer on Linux Mint, by downloading the official deb package from the Teamviewer's website.

In this tutorial, we'll be installing Teamviewer on Linux Mint, via two different methods.

Install Teamviewer on Linux Mint

In the first method, we'll install Teamviewer, by using the deb file via the terminal

In the second method, we'll install Teamviewer by using GUI.

Method 1: Install Teamviewer on Linux Mint via terminal

Step 1 - Update the system

Before we download Teamviewer deb binary, we need to make sure that our Linux Mint machine is up to date.

To update Linux Mint, you can easily do so by running the command below.

sudo apt update && apt upgrade -y

Step 2 - Download Teamviewer deb binary

Once you have updated your Linux Mint system, you can proceed to download Teamviewer deb binary on your system.

You can easily download Teamviewer binary by using wget or curl.

To do so, simply execute the command below.

wget -q https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb

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Note: The command above, will download Teamviewer binary on the home directory /home/user If you want to download Teamviewer on another directory, for example on the Downloads directory, to do so, you must specify the directory by using the -P option.

For example, to download Teamviewer binary on the Downloads directory, simply run the command below.

wget -P Downloads  https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb

Step 3 - Install Teamviewer

Teamviewer binary is now downloaded on your Linux Mint machine, and you should be able to install it.

Teamviewer can be easily installed via apt package manager.

To do so, simply run the command below.

sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb

Next, you need to authenticate in order to install Teamviewer. Simply enter sudo password, and press enter to proceed installing Teamviewer.

Method 2: Install Teamviewer on Linux Mint using GUI

Teamviewer can also be downloaded and installed by using GUI on Linux Mint, without having to use the terminal at all.

If you are not familiar with terminal,and want to install Teamviewer by using GUI, you can do so by following the steps below.

Step 1 - Download Teamviewer binary

To download Teamviewer binary, first navigate to the Linux section on Teamviewer.

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux/

Next, download Teamviewer binary, by clicking to "x86-64bit" button, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 2 - Install Teamviewer

Now that Teamviewer binary is downloaded, first change directory to the Downloads directory. Assuming that Downloads directory is the default directory for Downloads.

If using another directory , then simply move to that directory.

You should see Teamviewer binary that you downloaded, as shown in the screenshot below.

Now let's install Teamviewer. To do so, first, you need to right click over the Teamviewer binary, and choose the first option "Open with Gdebi Package Installer".

You will see the following prompt, simply click "Install Package".

Once you click the Install Package button, you will be asked to authenticate in order to proceed installing Teamviewer via gdebi.

Enter your password, and click "Authenticate".

Next, click "Continue" button to proceed installing Teamviewer dependencies.

Finally Teamviewer installation process will begin. All you have to do now, is wait for the installation process to finish.

Launching Teamviewer on Linux Mint

To launch Teamviewer on Linux Mint, you can do so by using the terminal or by using GUI.

To launch teamviewer via terminal, issue the following command.

teamviewer

To launch Teamviewer by using GUI, launch Applications Menu and search for "Teamviewer", then simply click Teamviewer icon and launch it.

And Teamviewer will start.

Uninstalling Teamviewer on Linux Mint

To remove Teamviewer from your Linux Mint machine, simply run the command below.

sudo apt remove teamviewer

Conclusion

In this tutorial, you learned how to install Teamviewer on Linux Mint, via terminal, and by using GUI via gdebi.