How to install TeamViewer in Solus

TeamViewer connects computers remotely on the widest array of platforms and technologies.

TeamViewer is very useful application for remotely connecting to a computer for troubleshooting or any other screen-sharing purposes without having to install any software. Although there are myriad of applications that lets you do that, TeamViewer is special because of its intuitive user interface and cross platform nature.

TeamViewer is widely used by professional administrators, both in corporate as well as at home. Things like accessing your office PC from the road, video conferencing across town, or sharing your screen for remote support from the other side of the world is possible using TeamViewer. This article gives step-by-step instructions on how to install TeamViewer on a Solus PC.

Installing TeamViewer in Solus

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Copy and paste the following command into Terminal and hit enter.

sudo eopkg bi --ignore-safety https://raw.githubusercontent.com/solus-project/3rd-party/master/network/util/teamviewer/pspec.xml

This command fetches the TeamViewer installer from Solus official github page.

STEP 3: Enter the following command to install the downloaded TeamViewer file.

sudo eopkg it teamviewer*.eopkg

STEP 4: After installation is done, start the teamviewer service by entering the following command in the terminal.

sudo systemctl start teamviewerd.service

STEP 5: If the program is launching good, you can get rid of the temporary installer file that was downloaded earlier. Enter the following command:

sudo rm teamviewer*.eopkg

That’s it!

Kiran Kumar
Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of FOSSLinux.com. I'm an avid Linux lover and enjoy hands-on with new promising distros. Currently, I'm using Ubuntu as a daily driver and run several other distros such as Fedora, Solus, Manjaro, Debian, and some new ones on my test PC and virtual machines. I have a day job as an Engineer, and this website is one of my favorite past time activities especially during Winter ;). When I'm not writing for FOSSLinux, I'm seen biking and hiking on scenic trails. Hope you enjoy using this website as much as I do writing for it. Feedback from readers is something that inspires me to do more, and spread Linux love!. If you find a time, drop me an email or feedback from the 'Contact' page. Or simply leave a comment below if you found this article useful. Have a good day!

7 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t work for me unfortunately,

    System error. Program terminated.
    (-30973, ‘BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery — BDB0061 PANIC: Invalid argument’)

    Error in sys.exitfunc:
    No handlers could be found for logger “pisi”
    System error. Program terminated.
    (-30973, ‘BDB0087 DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery — BDB0060 PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery’)

  2. Installing Teamviewer12 in Manjaro 17.0.6 (my main OS) did not work, because of some dependencies. I installed teamviewer12 in Solus 3 according the tips on Fosslinux and it worked right-away. Thanks Kiran.

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