TeamViewer is an all-in-one remote desktop application that provides remote access to other user's PCs and smart devices over the internet.
It makes it possible to remotely access another user's desktop and provide technical support or even stay connected with family and friends.
TeamViewer is a multi-platform application and can be installed in virtually every computing environment: from PC and MAC to smartphones running both iOS and Android. Even though it's proprietary, you can still download a free version that provides basic functionalities.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Debian related installation queries and tasks.
In this context, we shall look into how install TeamViewer on Debian 10.
Steps to install TeamViewer on Debian Linux System:
1. Update the system
An important step before getting started with anything else is to update the system’s package lists. To accomplish this, launch your terminal and run the command below:
$ sudo apt update
You will be prompted to continue, to type 'Y' and hit ENTER.
2. Download and install Teamviewer
Teamviewer is a cross-platform application that is available in different formats for download. The official download page gives users the option of downloading Teamviewer for Windows, Linux (either .deb or .rpm file), MAC, Raspberry Pi, and even for smart devices such as iOS & Android.
Since our objective is installing Teamviewer on Debian, we are going to grab the Debian package (.deb). This should also work for Ubuntu and any Debian flavors such as Zorin & Elementary OS.
So, once on the download page, click on the 'Linux' option.
Then click on the 'x86_64bit' option to download the Teamviewer Debian package.
If you are running on the terminal, you can summarize all that by simply using the wget command to download the Debian package as follows.
$ wget https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb
When the download is complete, you should be able to see the package using the ls command:
$ ls -l | grep -i teamviewer
And lastly, to install Teamviewer, use the APT command below:
$ sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb
Once again, you will be prompted to continue, to type 'Y' on the keyboard and simply press the ENTER button. The installation takes roughly 5 minutes – as it did in my case – so be a little patient.
3. Launch TeamViewer
Launching Teamviewer is quite easy. Use the application manager to search for TeamViewer.
Click on the TeamViewer icon and Accept the license in the pop-up that appears.
The TeamViewer window will come in full view.
From here, you can connect remotely to another user with TeamViewer on their system.
All they need to do is to share their Partner ID and password.
Similarly, you can share your details with a remote user to connect to your PC.
4. How to Uninstall Teamviewer from Debian system ?
If you wish to remove the TeamViewer application, use the command:
$ sudo apt remove teamviewer
Once again, press 'Y' and press ENTER on the keyboard to confirm.