Install TeamViewer on CentOS 5 / RHEL 5

As already you know TeamViewer is a most widely used application for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. It operates on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, and Android operating systems. It is possible to access a machine running TeamViewer with a web browser, this is mainly used for remote control of computers, collaboration and presentation features are included.


Here i am showing how to install TeamViewer on CentOS 5 / RHEL 5 (Linux), please follow the steps to get it installed.

Method 1:

Step 1: Download TeamViewer for Linux from the official website. Open with Package installer.

Step 2: Click on Install Button.

Step 3: Install the additional packages.

Step 4: Once installed. Start TeamViewer (Applicatios ——-> Internet ——> TeamViewer 7).

Method 2:

Step 1: Open Terminal (Applications ——> System Tools ——> Terminal).

Step 2: Swictch to root user.

raj@geeksite:~$ su

Step 2: This time save the installer file instead of open. The download will be stored in Downloads directory. Install TeamViewer.

[root@geeksite:~$] rpm -Uvh /home/raj/teamviewer_linux.rpm

Step 3: Start TeamViewer as normal user (root user not allowed to run TeamViewer).

raj@geeksite:~$ teamviewer

If you are starting the TeamViewer for first time, accept the License agreement.

Once Accepted, you will get the window with ID and Password.

That’s All. You have successfully installed TeamViewer on CentoS 5 /RHEL 5.


TeamViewer is not designed to run under root privileges, with root user it will not run. If you want it to run any way, there is a solution to run TeamViewer under root privileges.


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