How to install TeamViewer in Solus

TeamViewer is not available in the Solus Software Center, including the Third-party apps section. But no worries here's how to install it on Solus using a command-line approach.

If you are a look for a remote desktop application, it’s not surprising to find TeamViewer in the list of best remote desktop management tools for Linux. It is free for personal use, but need a business license for commercial use.

TeamViewer is used to remotely connect to a computer for troubleshooting or any other screen-sharing purposes without having to install any software. Although there are myriad applications that let you do that, TeamViewer is unique because of its intuitive user interface, a simple setup process, and cross-platform nature.

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.

Before jumping on to the installation, let’s quickly take a look at some of the best features of TeamViewer.

TeamViewer Features

  • Beginner-friendly interface
  • Simple setup process
  • Free for personal use
  • Remote computer access
  • Screen share tools included
  • Cross-platform access
  • File Transfers capability
  • Compatible with Networking and IoT devices

Installing TeamViewer in Solus

TeamViewer is not available in the Solus Software Center. You can install TeamViewer on Solus by using command lines via the Terminal.

Method 1: Using the command-line approach

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 excellent, you can get rid of the temporary installer file that was downloaded earlier. Enter the following command:

sudo rm teamviewer*.eopkg

That’s all about TeamViewer installation on Solus. I hope you liked this short tutorial.

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8 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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