install teamviewer ubuntu

You can’t install TeamViewer from the default Ubuntu repos as it’s proprietary. You’ll instead have to download the deb package and install it locally. 

The latter method is very easy too, but users sometimes get stuck due to dependency-related errors. So, we’ll walk you through the entire process with this step-by-step guide.

Install TeamViewer Graphically

  1. Go to the TeamViewer download page and download the deb package that matches your system architecture. Mine is x86-64bit, so I’ll download the amd64 version.
    download teamviewer deb package
  2. Right-click the downloaded deb file and select Open with another application.
    teamviewer install software center
  3. Select Software Install and press Enter.
    teamviewer software install ubuntu
  4. Click on Install and enter your password for authentication.
    teamviewer local install
  5. After it’s installed, search ‘TeamViewer’ and launch it from the applications menu.
    launch teamviewer ubuntu

Install Using Deb Package (CLI)

If you’re unable to install TeamViewer from the Software Center, you can resolve the dependency issues by following the CLI installation method.

Step 1: Download TeamViewer Package

First, download the deb package if you haven’t already done so.


Step 2: Install TeamViewer

After the download completes, use apt to install TeamViewer like so.

sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb -y

Situational: Fix Dependency Errors

If the installation is interrupted due to unmet dependencies, try to install the dependencies with

sudo apt --fix-broken install

Now, try installing TeamViewer again

sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb -y

Step 3: Launch TeamViewer

After TeamViewer is installed, you can run it from the terminal by entering


Using & Managing TeamViewer

As stated, you can run TeamViewer from the terminal or by opening it from the Applications menu. 

Generally, TeamViewer runs smoothly on Ubuntu, but you might experience some crashes. This often happens because Wayland support is still experimental, and as a result, not that stable. In that case, you can switch the default display server from Wayland to Xorg on the Ubuntu login screen.

Aside from this, you can manually update TeamViewer when a new version is available with 

sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade teamviewer 

And you can remove TeamViewer with

sudo apt remove teamviewer
Anup Thapa

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Anup Thapa is a Linux enthusiast with an extensive background in computer hardware and networking. His goal is to effectively communicate technical concepts in a simplified form understandable by new Linux users. To this end, he mainly writes beginner-friendly tutorials and troubleshooting guides. Outside of work, he enjoys reading up on a range of topics, traveling, working out, and MOBAs.