Welcome to our guide on how to install TeamViewer on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8 Desktop system. TeamViewer is a client tool which enables you to access another computer, smartphone or tablet remotely and manage it while you are on the road!. TeamViewer provides a secure, easy and remote access with more than 1 billion devices worldwide using it.

With TeamViewer you can control computer systems running Linux, Windows and Mac OS remotely as if you were sitting right in front of that system. It also provides a spontaneous support to unattended computers such as servers. Below are some key features of TeamViewer:

  • Support for screen sharing and complete remote control of other devices
  • Provides an intuitive touch and control gestures
  • Chat support
  • Ability to transfer files in both directions
  • Sound and HD video transmission in real-time
  • Computers & Contacts management
  • Highest security standards using 256 Bit  encryption
  • Among many others

You can use TeamViewer completely free of charge to access your private computers or to help your friends with their computer problems. In this article we will perform the installation of TeamViewer on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8 Desktop machine and start using it.

Install TeamViewer on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8

Start by adding YUM repository required to your Rocky / AlmaLinux system.

Add EPEL repository if not already enabled:

sudo dnf -y install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm

Confirm the repository is added and enabled:

$ sudo yum repolist epel
repo id                                                   repo name                                                                                        status
epel                                                      Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64                                                   enabled

Install TeamViewer package using dnf command line tool:

sudo dnf install https://download.teamviewer.com/download/linux/teamviewer.x86_64.rpm

Confirm you agree with the installation process:

Dependencies resolved.
==================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                   Architecture                 Version                                          Repository                          Size
==================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 teamviewer                                x86_64                       15.17.6-0                                        @commandline                        15 M
Installing dependencies:
 pcre2-utf16                               x86_64                       10.32-2.el8                                      baseos                             228 k
 qt5-qtbase                                x86_64                       5.12.5-6.el8                                     appstream                          3.4 M
 qt5-qtbase-common                         noarch                       5.12.5-6.el8                                     appstream                           39 k
 qt5-qtbase-gui                            x86_64                       5.12.5-6.el8                                     appstream                          5.8 M
 qt5-qtdeclarative                         x86_64                       5.12.5-1.el8                                     appstream                          3.7 M
 qt5-qtlocation                            x86_64                       5.12.5-1.el8                                     appstream                          3.2 M
 qt5-qtquickcontrols                       x86_64                       5.12.5-1.el8                                     appstream                          1.0 M
 qt5-qtsensors                             x86_64                       5.12.5-1.el8                                     appstream                          222 k
 qt5-qtwebchannel                          x86_64                       5.12.5-1.el8                                     appstream                           94 k
 qt5-qtwebkit                              x86_64                       5.212.0-0.42.alpha3.el8                          epel                                13 M
 qt5-qtx11extras                           x86_64                       5.12.5-1.el8                                     appstream                           40 k
 xcb-util-image                            x86_64                       0.4.0-9.el8                                      appstream                           21 k
 xcb-util-keysyms                          x86_64                       0.4.0-7.el8                                      appstream                           16 k
 xcb-util-renderutil                       x86_64                       0.3.9-10.el8                                     appstream                           19 k
 xcb-util-wm                               x86_64                       0.4.1-12.el8                                     appstream                           32 k

Transaction Summary
==================================================================================================================================================================
Install  16 Packages

Total size: 46 M
Total download size: 31 M
Installed size: 181 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

You can get more details about the installed package using the command below:

$ rpm -qi teamviewer
Name        : teamviewer
Version     : 15.17.6
Release     : 0
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Thu 20 May 2021 10:24:30 PM EAT
Group       : Applications/Internet
Size        : 73973176
License     : Proprietary; includes Free Software components.
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Tue 20 Apr 2021 03:03:26 PM EAT, Key ID c5e224500c1289c0
Source RPM  : teamviewer-15.17.6-0.src.rpm
Build Date  : Tue 20 Apr 2021 03:02:21 PM EAT
Build Host  : 2219400-CRPSRVFRA0349
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Vendor      : TeamViewer Germany GmbH
URL         : http://www.teamviewer.com
....

Using TeamViewer on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8

After the installation of TeamViewer on Rocky Linux 8 | AlmaLinux 8, there two ways you can launch the tool.

From CLI:

$ teamviewer

Or from the applications launcher section of your Desktop environment

From TeamViewer desktop screen you can connect to remote system and share your ID for other users to connect to yours.

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