How To Install TeamViewer 11 on Ubuntu Systems

As you may know, Teamviewer is a freeware software for remote control via the internet. For Linux, Teamviewer includes a bundled version of Wine, so the users do not need to install wine by hand.

The latest stable version available is TeamViewer 11 (build 11.0.52520), which brings the below changes:

  • Option to receive ‘insider builds’ is now available
  • Added notification with unread conversation count in chat icon of Computers & Contacts list
  • Improved hover behavior in the toolbar
  • ‘Computer sounds’ checkbox in the toolbar is now in ‘Communicate’ menu
  • Fixed some bugs which caused crashes during a file transfer session
  • Fixed a bug which caused the sound to be broken when converting recorded sessions from .tvs to avi
  • Fixed a bug which caused missing or double messages in chat conversations
  • Fixed a bug that cameras weren’t identified after update
  • Solved some other issues which caused crashes
  • Minor improvements and fixes

Installation instructions:

Teamviewer is not available via PPA, but the software is available as a multiarch deb package available for both 32 bit (i386) and 64 bit (amd64) Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

In order to avoid dependency issues on 64 bit systems, you need to enable multiarch, update the local repository index, install gdebi, and use it to install teamviewer.

For 64 bit systems, you also need to enable multiarch, but it is a good habit to disable it when you have finished the installation process.

Install Teamviewer on 32 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb

Install Teamviewer on 64 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems:

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget http://download.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewer_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb
$ sudo dpkg --remove-architecture i386

Optional, to remove teamviewer, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove teamviewer

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One comment on “How To Install TeamViewer 11 on Ubuntu Systems
  1. Quest2010 says:

    This line not work
    $ sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb

    Correct line
    $ sudo gdebi teamviewer_i386.deb

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