How to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

How to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)

Hi, Are you searching about How to install TeamViewer on ubuntu? If yes, then great you are in the right place. Here, I am going to walk you through the installation process of Teamviewer on Ubuntu.

TeamViewer is a cross-platform, proprietary application that allows a user to remotely connect to a workstation, transfer files, and have online meetings from any part of the globe over an internet connection. It works across multiple devices such as PC, smartphones, and tablets. TeamViewer comes in handy, especially when troubleshooting PC issues in inaccessible or far-flung areas.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through how to install  TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. There are 2 ways you can install TeamViewer:

  • Using Command Line
  • Using Graphical Installer (GUI)

Install Teamviewer on Ubuntu (Command Line)

To install TeamViewer,  first, download the TeamViewer .deb package. To accomplish this, open the  Terminal and run the following wget command.

$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb
Downloading TeamViewer Package using Terminal in Ubuntu 20.04

Once you have downloaded the TeamViewer’s Debian package,  execute the following command to install teamviewer.

$ sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb
Installing TeamViewer in Ubuntu

The system will prompt you with a [Y/n] option. Type ‘Y’ and hit the enter key in order for the installation to continue.

TeamViewer Installation Completed in Ubuntu 20.04

Launching TeamViewer from CLI

Once the installation is done, you can now launch Teamviewer. If you choose to launch TeamViewer via the command line, you can run this command to achieve that.

$ teamviewer
Launching TeamViewer in Ubuntu 20.04

Additionally, you can launch the TeamViewer Application menu as shown.

Upon clicking the  TeamViewer icon, the pop-up License Agreement will be displayed. To proceed, click on the Accept License Agreement button.

Once you have accepted the License Agreement, TeamViewer will be launched as follows.

As you can see, it has an appealing and intuitive display with features such as an ID and a password that you use to connect with a remote system on the other end.

Launched TeamViewer in Ubuntu 20.04

Uninstall TeamViewer from CLI

To upgrade TeamViewer to the latest version you have to first uninstall the older version either from the command line or GUI, and download the latest version from the site.

If you want to uninstall TeamViewer together with some configurations that you might have made, simply run this command.

$ sudo apt purge teamviewer

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Also, you can remove Teamviewer without removing any configurations made.

$ sudo apt remove teamviewer
Uninstalling TeamViewer in Ubuntu 20.04

The system will prompt you with the [Y/n] option, insert ‘Y’ then press enter to continue. Now Teamviewer will be uninstalled.

Install TeamViewer using Graphical Installer

Installing software through the User interface is quite easy. First, we have to download the Teamviewer .deb package then install it using the software Install.

Download the .deb installation package from TeamViewer’s official site. On the page, select the Ubuntu, Debian version, and click the x86 64-bit package. A window will pop up as shown below.

Downloading TeamViewer using Browser in Ubuntu 20.04

Select Save File, then click OK for the file to be saved on the downloads folder.

On the download folder, you will see the Teamviewer .deb package. Right-click on the package, then on the drop-down menu, select open with other applications. On the resulting window select on, open with the software install then click the select button.

Installing TeamViewer using GUI in Ubuntu 20.04

When you click select, it will take you to a new window for installing software. You’ll see something like this.

Click on the Install button. An authentication dialog will pop up prompting you for a password in order to allow the installation to take place. Provide your password and, click on the authenticate button. Then the installation process will now begin.

After Teamviewer has been installed, there will be a display like this one on your window.

Launching TeamViewer from GUI

To launch TeamViewer, simply head to the application menu and type Teamviewer. Then click on the  TeamViewer application icon to open.

Launching TeamViewer using GUI in Ubuntu 20.04

Uninstall TeamViewer from GUI

To remove TeamViewer through the Users Interface is very easy. On the desktop activities, click on the Ubuntu software application. When it opens, click on the installed tab that is located at the top of the window, in the middle of two other tabs. Then locate the Teamviewer application.

You will notice that every installed app has the remove button in front of it. In this case, click on the remove button which is in front of the TeamViewer app.

A pop up will appear on your screen asking if you are sure to remove the software or not. Click on the remove button then, an authentication will display asking for a password. Insert your password then click authenticate to allow the installation to take place.

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we learned how to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS “Focal Fossa”. I have covered the two ways that you can use to install Teamviewer on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The User Interface is always considered simple and easy while the use of the terminal is quite fast.

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