I seemed to install it successfully, but when I attempted to launch it kept throwing errors:

Ran with su then got this:

CheckCPU: SSE2 support: yes
XRandRWait: No value set. Using default.
XRandRWait: Started by user.
Checking setup...
Launching TeamViewer ...
Starting network process (no daemon)
terminate called without an active exception
/opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/tvw_exec: line 40:  4093 Aborted                 "$TV_BIN_DIR/teamviewerd" -n -f
Network process already started (or error)
Launching TeamViewer GUI ...

A box popped up after a minute saying:

The TeamViewer daemon is not running! Please start the daemon (needs root permissions) before running TeamViewer.

teamviewer --daemon start

If you did not disable the daemon, please contact Teamviewer support

Run the following Command to obtain all log files

teamviewer --ziplog

I did that and have a zip file that I don't know what to do with.. Also, the support claims they can't help me without a license...

What can I do about this?

I'm on linux mint 18.1 Serena Cinnamon 64-bit

If you want the zip file, let me know.

EDIT1: Also, for some reason, it tried to launch again 20 hours after I'd left it alone... it was confusing and a little alarming... I did get it from the official website so...

bumped to the homepage by Community yesterday

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  • sudo: teamviewer: command not found – Lusus Naturae Apr 10 '17 at 16:44
  • apt-cache policy teamviewer teamviewer:i386: Installed: (none) Candidate: (none) Version table: 12.0.71510 0 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status – Lusus Naturae Apr 10 '17 at 16:52
  • sudo apt-get purge teamviewer Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: teamviewer:i386* 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ – Lusus Naturae Apr 10 '17 at 16:55
  • (Reading database ... 475066 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../teamviewer_12.0.71510_i386.deb ... Unpacking teamviewer:i386 (12.0.71510) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of teamviewer:i386: teamviewer:i386 depends on libjpeg62. dpkg: error processing package teamviewer:i386 (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured – Lusus Naturae Apr 10 '17 at 17:03
  • Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5.1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Errors were encountered while processing: teamviewer:i386 – Lusus Naturae Apr 10 '17 at 17:03


apt-cache policy teamviewer


 Installed: (none)
 Candidate: (none)
 Version table: 
***12.0.71510 0 100

The installation has not gone well. Just stating the fact it was partially installed.

There was obviously a missing dependency:


Which has been remedied by a reboot and:

sudo apt-get install -f

So the missing dependency is now in place, no further action required. And the TeamViewer will be running just fine now.


Open the terminal an run the following command (as root):

cp /opt/teamviewer/tv_bin/script/teamviewerd.service /etc/init.d/teamviewerd

Start the teamviewerd.service :

systemctl start teamviewerd.service

Check the status:

systemctl status teamviewerd.service

Run (change user with your username) :

chown user:user /home/user/.local/share/teamviewer12/logfiles
chown user:user /home/user/.config/teamviewer
chown user:user /opt/teamviewer/

As user run:


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