How to Install TeamViewer on CentOS

Written by ricky gee
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TeamViewer is a free software application that allows you to remotely observe or control your desktop. You can perform technical support, transfer files and present information to a remote user. TeamViewer is available for both the Windows and Linux operating systems. CentOS is a Linux build tailored to business users. The TeamViewer client software enables access to your computer. Install the software on your CentOS-powered computer to use its functions.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Download the TeamViewer installation package from the website. Alternately, run the following command from the Linux terminal:

    wget -c>

  2. 2

    Launch the Linux terminal and execute the following command as root:

    rpm -ivh teamviewer_linux.rpm

  3. 3

    Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the installation.

Tips and warnings

  • Click the "Applications" folder and then the "Internet" folder in the "Start" menu to locate and launch the TeamViewer application after installation.
  • Logging in as a root user allows administrative access in Linux operating systems. If you are the administrator of your computer, you should automatically log in as a root user.
  • Make sure you are not logged in as a root user when you first launch TeamViewer. TeamViewer cannot be run as root.

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