How to Install TeamViewer on AlmaLinux 8

TeamViewer is a global remote connectivity platform that provides secure access to any device globally. It’s used for online meetings and file sharing between computers and remotely controlled instrumentation such as robots or industrial machinery via VPN connections (virtual private networks).

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install TeamViewer on AlmaLinux 8 workstation desktop. The tutorial will install TeamViewer RPM, which will import the repository along with how to maintain and remove the software in the future using the command line terminal.

Update AlmaLinux

Before proceeding with the tutorial, it is good to ensure your system is up-to-date with all existing packages.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

Install TeamViewer

The first step is to import the TeamViewer repository, and this can be achieved by using the following command to create the required RPM repository structure.

sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/teamviewer.repo<<EOF
                        
[teamviewer]
name=TeamViewer - $basearch
baseurl=https://linux.teamviewer.com/yum/stable/main/binary-$basearch/
gpgkey=https://linux.teamviewer.com/pubkey/currentkey.asc
gpgcheck=1
repo_gpgcheck=1
enabled=1
type=rpm-md

EOF

Note that you will be prompted to import the GPG key and type Y when this appears during the installation.

Proceed with installing TeamViewer using the following command.

sudo dnf install teamviewer -y

Wayland Not Supported

For Wayland users, when you want to engage the TeamViewer software, you will need to log out and re-login with the X11 standard display driver.

Example:

How to Install TeamViewer on AlmaLinux 8

The TeamViewer developers have stated they will support Wayland one day. However, this has been on the card for years, so it will not be soon.

Launch TeamViewer

Now that you have the software installed, launching can be done in a few ways.

Using the command line terminal, you can open it quickly by using the following command.

teamviewer

If you would like to launch and use the terminal at the same time, send it to the background:

teamviewer &

The best way to use TeamViewer for desktop users that prefer not to use the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path.

Activities > Show Applications > TeamViewer

Example:

Once open, you can begin using TeamViewer by connecting to a remote PC by getting its address.

Example:

How to Install TeamViewer on AlmaLinux 8

How to Update/Upgrade TeamViewer

The software should update by itself with your system packages for desktop users using the DNF package manager. For users that would like to check manually, use the following command in your terminal.

sudo dnf update --refresh

How to Remove (Uninstall) TeamViewer

When you no longer want the video conference software installed on your system, use the following command to remove it.

sudo dnf autoremove teamviewer -y

The repository will be removed using this command, and all unused dependencies.

Comments and Conclusion

TeamViewer is a global remote connectivity platform that provides secure access to any device globally. In recent years, it has been one of the most used with intense competition coming from AnyDesk. TeamViewer is free for individual use. However, any commercial use will require a license to be purchased.



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