2 Ways to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

This tutorial will show you 2 ways to install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver, which is a beginner friendly Linux distro. The first method uses the graphical user interface; the second uses terminal command line. TeamViewer provides easy, fast and secure remote access and meeting solutions. TeamViewer is free for personal use. You can use TeamViewer completely free of charge to access your private computers or to help your friends with their computer problems. The latest version (TeamViewer 13) was released on November 28, 2017.

Install TeamViewer 13 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS the Graphical Way

Go to TeamViewer for Linux download page and download the .deb file under Ubuntu, Debian section.

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When Firefox browser asks you how to open this deb file, select Open with Software Install (default).

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Once the download is complete, Ubuntu Software will automatically open. Click the Install button to install Teamviewer on Ubuntu 18.04.

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If you are using Google Chrome, you don’t have the option “open with software install”. Just save the file to your disk. After the file is downloaded, go to your file manager and find that file. Righ-click on the file and select “open with software install”

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Because software installation on Linux requires root privilege, so you have to enter your password to authenticate.

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During installation, the software source list will be created, so you can get TeamViewer update when using the update manager. Once the installation is complete, you can start Chrome browser from applications menu.

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Upon first launch, you need to accept the license agreement.

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Now you can use TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop.

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Install TeamViewer in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS from Command Line

For those of you who like to practice their command line skills, here’s how to install TeamViewer 13 on Ubuntu 18.04 using terminal. Open a terminal window from applications menu.

how to install teamviewer 13 in ubuntu 18.04 using terminal

Then enter the following command in terminal to create a source list file for TeamViewer. Nano is a command line text editor, which allows you to edit text files in the terminal.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list

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Next, copy the following two lines and paste it into teamviewer.list file.

deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb stable main
deb http://linux.teamviewer.com/deb preview main

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To save the file in Nano text editor, press Ctrl+O, then press Enter to confirm. Next, press CTRL+X to exit out of this file. After that, run the following command to download TeamViewer’s signing key.

wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/signature/TeamViewer2017.asc

Then run the following command to add this key to your trusted key store.

sudo apt-key add TeamViewer2017.asc

Now update package list and install TeamViewer.

sudo apt update

sudo apt install teamviewer

When the system asks you if you want to update /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list file, answer y to update it.

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After the installation, you can start TeamViewer from command line by typing in:


I hope this tutorial helped you install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, either from the graphical user interface or using command line. As always, if you found this post useful, then subscribe to our free newsletter to get new tutorials. Take care.

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