Edited: 10/12/16 Installation instructions for 16.04 added
Edited: 12/5/15 Installation instructions for 14.04 added
64-bit Ubuntu 16.04:
As first, remove the actually broken Teamviewer installation in a terminal () by:
apt-get purge teamviewer
If this does not want to work you can as well do this with
dpkg -r --force teamviewer
After that make sure you delete any leftovers from your user directory, i.e.
rm -r ~/.local/share/teamviewer11 rm -r ~/.config/teamviewer sudo rm -r /etc/teamviewer
Now that this is out of the way, you do an update and an upgrade:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Then install the following packages:
sudo apt-get install libjpeg62:i386 libxinerama1:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libxtst6:i386 ca-certificates
Now download the Teamviewer package from their website (download-link) and install it:
cd ~/Downloads sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_11.0.57095_i386.deb
After that it should run start normaly. If you not see teamviewer yet in the dash search check
/usr/share/applications directory if the shortcut
teamviewer-teamviewer11.desktop exists. If not create one by
And pasting (ctrl+shift+v) the following in:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Encoding=UTF-8 Name=TeamViewer 11 Comment=TeamViewer Remote Control Application Exec=/opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/teamviewer Icon=/opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/desktop/teamviewer.png Type=Application Categories=Network; #Categories=Network;RemoteAccess;
It should show up in dash at least after a reboot. Meanwhile you can firstly start your new installed Teamviewer vie the terminal by:
teamviewer & disown
Now you can lock it at least already onto your launcher if you wish to do so.
64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 Multiarch:
- According to TeamViewer’s web site: “On newer 64-bit DEB-systems with Multiarch-support (Debian 7) teamviewer_linux_x64.deb cannot be installed because the package ia32-libs is not available anymore on these systems. In this case you can use ‘teamviewer_10.0.41499_i386.deb‘ instead.”
- Before installing the app, we need to apply the following commands to avoid “wrong architecture i386” error:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
- sudo apt-get update
- Now from terminal we ca run teamviewer by applying the ‘teamviewer’ command.
64-bit Ubuntu 13.10:
While trying to install Teamviewer 9 on 64-bit Ubuntu 13.10, you’ll get a dependencies error such as this:
Unpacking teamviewer (from teamviewer_linux_x64.deb) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of teamviewer: teamviewer depends on lib32asound2; however: Package lib32asound2 is not installed. teamviewer depends on lib32z1; however: Package lib32z1 is not installed. teamviewer depends on ia32-libs; however: Package ia32-libs is not installed. dpkg: error processing teamviewer (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: teamviewer
The problem is that the teamviewer_linux_x64.deb has dependencies problems. It isn’t recommended for distributions using multiarch (Ubuntu 12.04 and later). For said distributions the teamviewer_linux.deb package should be used.
This is noted in the help page of Teamviewer:
Notes to Multiarch: On newer 64-bit DEB-systems with Multiarch-support (Debian 7) teamviewer_linux_x64.deb cannot be installed because the package ia32-libs is not available anymore on these systems. In this case you can use teamviewer_linux.deb instead.
So, here’s how to install it:
1. Download it
2. Install gdebi (GDebi can install local .deb packages with automatic dependency resolution (it automatically downloads and installs the required packages).):
sudo apt-get install gdebi
3. In the same directory you download the .deb file just run:
sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb