Communications Software Installation Guide

How to install TeamViewer 12.x on Ubuntu, Linux Mint

TeamViewer 12.0.76279 recently released, is the most powerful remove access, as well as versatile remote support, and online collaboration tool currently available. It is designed to run on multiple operating systems, including platforms such as Windows 10, macOS Sierra, iOS 10, Android 7 Nougat, and Chrome OS, to older operating systems such as Windows XP and OS X 10.8. Before we proceed on how to install TeamViewer on Linux, let’s quickly look at its features.

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TeamViewer 12 Features

  • Get the information you need on a remote device within the Remote Device Dashboard, such as a serial number
  • You can now transfer files up to 20 times faster, with transfer speeds up to 200 MB/s
  • Comes with a remote quicksteps shortcuts for your most-used remote support actions
  • Runs multiple remote sessions on macOS in tabs with Sierra’s latest tab-view technology conveniently
  • You can now take swift action on pop-ups and email notifications for effective IT support
  • Use the remote sticky note to leave a more personalized message behind
  • Smart tweaks enables you to improve your workflow and provide better remote support
  • Comes with a new customer portal allowing your clients to create and view status of tickets raised
  • Fully provide better and smoother remote support on android devices
  • With a simple client intercace, you can focus on important tasks while working intuitively
  • Edit videos or work seamlessly on other high-framerate tasks using remote session framerates of up to 60 fps
  • Connect with the best possible quality via automatic intelligent system adjustments. This is based on your network conditions and system hardware
  • Work on all remote sessions faster as well as more smoothly with improved feedback times from touch, keyboard, and mouse
  • Save time by quickly accessing your recent files and folders within the file transfer window for faster access to the files you need to transfer
  • Work the way you want by using your Swiftpoint GT mouse on your iOS devices within TeamViewer remote control sessions

See full list of features

TeamViewer 12.0.76279 Changelog

Bug fixes

  • TeamViewer failed to go online (“No Internet connection”)
  • The Partner-ID dropdown did not work
  • Meetings and incoming remote control connections could not be created
  • TeamViewer consumed a lot of CPU in idle state
  • The Black&White-List prevented participant invitations
  • In tar package: tv-setup did not report all missing dependencies
  • In tar package: tv-setup did not create menu entries properly
  • Minor improvements and fixes

How to install TeamViewer 12 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint 6, Peppermint 5, LXLE 14.04

sudo apt-get install gdebi


sudo gdebi teamviewer_i386.deb

How to uninstall TeamViewer 12 from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove teamviewer

If you run into any issues on how to install teamviewer on linux, please feel free to leave us a comment and we will respond back asap.

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