AnyDesk is a software tool that is used for remote server management. Now that people are working from home it is the right tool you’ll need to manage your network devices from home or support remote customers. A remote system is controlled smoothly and seamlessly as if you were directly logged into that system. In this tutorial we will discuss on the installation of Anydesk on Linux Mint 20.

Anydesk application can be installed on Windows, Linux and macOS. The installation method will vary from one Linux to another. For the installation of Anydesk on Linux Mint 20 we’ll use APT repositories available from official project.

Install Anydesk on Linux Mint 20

Please note that Anydesk is free to use for personal projects. If you’re planning on using it in an enterprise level or any commercial setting you’ll need to obtain a subscription. Check AnyDesk pricing page for more details. Some hot enterprise features are:

  • Unlimited Devices
  • Custom Client configurations
  • Session Logging
  • Address Book
  • Unlimited Concurrent Sessions

Import repository GPG Key:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y gnupg2
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Add Anydesk APT repository to your Linux Mint system.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb all main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list'

You can use the cat command to confirm if the repository is configured correctly.

$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk.list
deb all main

If the file contain some data attempt updating package cache.

sudo apt update

The output should not contain any error. If all is okay you can then run the commands for installing Anydesk on Linux Mint 20.

sudo apt install anydesk

Installation should be completed in few seconds.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libgtkglext1 libpangox-1.0-0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  anydesk libgtkglext1 libpangox-1.0-0
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 58 not upgraded.
Need to get 5,155 kB of archives.
After this operation, 13.4 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

You can start Anydesk application on Linux Mint from the terminal or from Desktop launcher.

$ anydesk

The ID that someone can use to connect to your machine will be shown in the start window.

Installation of Anydesk on different Linux distribution.

Install AnyDesk on Fedora

Install AnyDesk on CentOS / RHEL 8 Desktop

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