How to Install TeamViewer on Fedora 36 Linux

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 Fedora 36 Linux. The tutorial will import the official repository and gpg key and update and remove the remote desktop software using the command line terminal.

Update Fedora Linux

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

How to 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

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

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How to Install TeamViewer on Fedora 36 Linux

Most Fedora users now would be Wayland users or prefer using it. For these users, you will notice a message saying Wayland is not supported.

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How to Install TeamViewer on Fedora 36 Linux

Sadly, the planned support for Wayland is not going to come soon. It has already been in discussion for a few years, so I would expect it to go in the next decade, so for now, you will need to log out and log back in using the GNOME on Xorg.

Example:

How to Install TeamViewer on Fedora 36 Linux

Once open, you can begin using TeamViewer using Xorg, and you can start connecting to a remote PC by getting its address or give another user your own

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How to Install TeamViewer on Fedora 36 Linux

For novice users or users new to computing, remember to proceed with caution with who you give your details. This goes for any software of this type, and it is highly recommended to use the refresh button on the password to generate a new one every time someone externally has finished.

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

Remove the repository if you plan not to re-install the software again.

sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/teamviewer.repo

Comments and Conclusion

TeamViewer is a global remote connectivity platform that provides secure access to any device globally. It has been one of the most used in recent years, 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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