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How to install TeamViewer on Debian 10?

Remote assistance is one of the most important things when working remotely. There are many applications for remote desktop login but TeamViewer stands out as one of the most reliable. Learning to install TeamViewer on a Debian 10 system can be quite useful in these times of home working.

TeamViewer is a proprietary tool that allows you to manage computers remotely. It provides a fairly good graphical interface that makes the whole process easier.

On the other hand, TeamViewer takes security very seriously by encrypting all connections. In addition to creating tokens and passwords to prevent possible external attacks.

So, these days you have to know how to install TeamViewer.

Installing TeamViewer on Debian 10

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The TeamViewer development team has prepared a fairly complete DEB package that works with Debian 10 without any problems.

So, open a terminal and with the help of the wget command download the DEB package.

:~$ wget -c https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb
--2020-08-01 11:34:18-- https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer_amd64.deb
Resolving download.teamviewer.com (download.teamviewer.com)…,, 2606:4700::6810:3e10, …
Connecting to download.teamviewer.com (download.teamviewer.com)||:443… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Found
Location: https://dl.teamviewer.com/download/linux/version_15x/teamviewer_15.8.3_amd64.deb [following]
--2020-08-01 11:34:19-- https://dl.teamviewer.com/download/linux/version_15x/teamviewer_15.8.3_amd64.deb
Resolving dl.teamviewer.com (dl.teamviewer.com)…,, 2606:4700::6810:3e10, …
Connecting to dl.teamviewer.com (dl.teamviewer.com)||:443… connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK
Length: 14418420 (14M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘teamviewer_amd64.deb’
teamviewer_amd64.deb 100%[=====================================================================================>] 13.75M 909KB/s in 16s
2020-08-01 11:34:37 (856 KB/s) - ‘teamviewer_amd64.deb’ saved [14418420/14418420]

When the download is finished, you can do a local installation of the package with APT.

:~$ sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Note, selecting 'teamviewer' instead of './teamviewer_amd64.deb'
The following additional packages will be installed:
libqt5sensors5 libqt5webkit5
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libqt5sensors5 libqt5webkit5 teamviewer
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 50 not upgraded.
Need to get 11.9 MB/26.3 MB of archives.
After this operation, 120 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

And that’s where the whole installation process begins. Also, some rooms will be added if necessary.

When the installation is finished, you can run it from the main menu or by typing in the terminal:

:~$ teamviewer

Once you start the application, you will have to accept the license terms.

1.- TeamViewer license agreement
1.- TeamViewer license agreement

Then, the application will start and automatically assign you a new ID and password.

2.- Teamviewer on Debian 10
2.- Teamviewer on Debian 10

These will be the credentials that other people will need to have to access your computer remotely.

Now you can enjoy Teamviewer.


TeamViewer is a very useful application these days. It is also an indispensable application for many who want to make a remote desktop connection.

So knowing how to install TeamViewer on Debian 10 can help you solve some problems.

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