How to install Team Viewer on Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”


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 with the 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 is the tutorial about installing TeamViewer on Linux Mint 12 (Linux), please follow the steps to get it installed.

Method 1:

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

Step 2: Click on Install Package.

Step 3: Start TeamViewer

Method 2:

Step 1: Open Terminal  ( Dash Home   ——> Search for Terminal).

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

For 32 bit.

raj@geeksite:~$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/teamviewer_linux.deb

For 64 bit.

raj@geeksite:~$ sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/teamviewer_linux_64.deb

Step 3: Start Team Viewer.

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 Linux Mint 12.

Note:  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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