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How to Install TeamSpeak on Linux

If you’re a gamer, you already heard about TeamSpeak, right? It’s one of the most popular platforms for video chat among gamers. The voice quality is crystal clear, endless customization options and other facilities make TeamSpeak truly the powerhouse of voice communication. For multiplayer gamers, it’s like a must-have tool at hand.

TeamSpeak is easily available on Windows platform. However, the software isn’t easily available on the Linux. Don’t worry, as it’s available on the major Linux platforms. Here’s how to install TeamSpeak on them.

  • Ubuntu + Ubuntu-based distros

If you’re running Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based distro, installing TeamSpeak is really easy. Just follow these simple steps.

  • Open Terminal.
  • Add the following repository to your system.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:materieller/teamspeak3
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  • Run the commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install teamspeak3-client

Done! TeamSpeak is installed on your system. Enjoy it!

For uninstalling TeamSpeak, run the following command in the terminal.

sudo apt remove teamspeak3-client
  • Debian

Although Debian and Ubuntu are quite similar, there’s no official TeamSpeak package for Debian. For having TeamSpeak, you have to build it from the source. It’s a bit tricky but doable.

  • First, install Git in the system.
sudo apt-get install git
  • Grab the latest code of TeamSpeak3 client.
git clone https://github.com/Dh0mp5eur/TeamSpeak3-Client.git
  • Move the working directory into the TeamSpeak folder.
cd TeamSpeak3-Client
  • Start building the package.
sh package.sh

Note that there will be 2 DEB packages – for 32-bit and 64-bit. Install the one you need. Run the following command:

sudo dpkg -i teamspeak3-client_amd64.deb [For Debian 64-bit]
sudo dpkg -i teamspeak3-client_i386.deb  [For Debian 32-bit]

For uninstalling TeamSpeak3, use this command:

sudo apt-get remove teamspeak3-client
  • Arch Linux

TeamSpeak is in the Arch repository by default. Run the command in terminal:

sudo pacman -S teamspeak3
  • OpenSUSE

TeamSpeak is already available in the OpenSUSE software collection. However, it’s only for OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 edition (currently).

  • Click on “Show community packages”.

  • Click on “1 Click Install”.
  • Other Linux distros

If your distro wasn’t stated above, you have to follow the alternate method. Note that this method also works on all Linux distros.

  • Download the appropriate .RUN file.
  • Change the working directory.
cd ~/Downloads
  • Update the file permission.
sudo chmod +x TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-3.1.8.run
  • Start the installation:
 sh TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-3.1.8.run

Now, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Enjoy a full team collaboration with TeamSpeak!

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