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How to share Linux Mint 20 Desktop

In various situations, we need to access other desktops or share our desktops with other people. Accessing someone else’s desktop or sharing our desktop with others over the internet is remote desktop sharing. For instance, if you need to troubleshoot someone’s computer or work in a group, then the work can be done smoothly by sharing the desktop.

TeamViewer is a popular and multi-platform desktop sharing application.

In this article, we will install TeamViewer and share the Linux Mint 20 desktop with other computers.

Installing TeamViewer on Linux Mint 20

TeamViewer is available from the Debian package. We will download the Debian package from the command line and install it in the Linux Mint 20 system.

Update the apt repository:

$ sudo apt update

Next, download the TeamViewer .deb package using the command:

$ wget

Once the TeamViewer .deb package is downloaded successfully, installing by running the command:

$ sudo apt install ./teamviewer_amd64.deb

Now, check the TeamViewer’s installed version:

$ Teamviewer --version

Sharing Linux Mint 20 desktop using TeamViewer

To share Linux Mint 20 desktop, open TeamViewer from the application menu.

The License Agreement will appear on the first launch. Accept the License agreement to continue using TeamViewer.

TeamViewer will assign you an ID and password. Share the password with the other person who wants to access your Linux Mint 20 desktop.

Let’s access my Linux Mint 20 system on my Windows machine.

My Linux Mint 20 desktop is accessible on my Windows machine.


Sharing the desktop can help you troubleshoot a problem on the machine and share the files and documents. TeamViewer is a popular application that enables us to share the Linux Mint desktop with other computers over the internet. This article focuses on installing TeamViewer on Linux Mint and sharing the Linux Mint 20 desktop.

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Kamran Sattar Awaisi

I am a software engineer and a research scholar. I like to write article and make tutorial on various IT topics including Python, Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Deep Learning. I love to use Linux based operating systems.