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Teamviewer 12 and Ubuntu 16.10

I use TeamViewer to hop onto a couple of my friends and family member’s PCs to provide occaisional tech support. I couldn’t get TeamViewer 11 to run no matter what I tried, but the following sequence worked for me with TeamViewer 12.

On my 64bit box I had to tell it to add the files to allow it to run 32bit software.

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

Then I created the following script. I named it deps.sh. Put the following text into a file and save it and name it what you want, then set it to be executable (right click and select properties and set the appropriate check box).

#!/bin/bash

sudo apt-get install libdbus-1-3:i386
sudo apt-get install libasound2:i386
sudo apt-get install libexpat1:i386
sudo apt-get install libfontconfig1:i386
sudo apt-get install libfreetype6:i386
sudo apt-get install libjpeg62:i386
sudo apt-get install libpng12-0:i386
sudo apt-get install libsm6:i386
sudo apt-get install libxdamage1:i386
sudo apt-get install libxext6:i386
sudo apt-get install libxfixes3:i386
sudo apt-get install libxinerama1:i386
sudo apt-get install libxrandr2:i386
sudo apt-get install libxrender1:i386
sudo apt-get install libxtst6:i386
sudo apt-get install zlib1g:i386
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386

In the folder where you saved your file, execute it. My file was called deps.sh so the command I used was

sudo ./deps.sh

Expect errors. To rectify the errors run the following command. It’s the -f (force) flag that does the magic in this case.

sudo apt-get -f install

Then in the folder you’ve downloaded the TeamViewer deb into run the following command (substitute the appropriate deb filename if it is different).

sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_12.0.71510_i386.deb

That worked for me, TeamViewer fired up and connected as expected. If you’re having difficulty with TeamViewer and Ubuntu 16.10, hopefully these steps might work for you too.

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