Teamviewer for Linux work on headless systems as well.
You'll probably have to do some little change and reboot once before it will work.
One common case is when you try to start the setup
# teamviewer setup
and the machine will reply:
The framebuffer console seems to be unavailable or has the wrong format. Please make sure that /dev/fb0 is accessible and it is configured to 32-bit depth
So how to do?
Requirements and setup
To set up headless for TeamViewer, you’ll need:
- a Teamviewer account
- your kernel has to be configured to use a framebuffer.
- you also need to be root to configure TeamViewer headless support.
TeamViewer 12 x86 64bit
Download last version of Teamviewer host x86 64bit:
apt install teamviewer_i386.deb
OR (for older systems Ubuntu 14.04, Debian 7 and below):
dpkg -i teamviewer_i386.deb
In case dpkg indicates missing dependencies, complete the installation by executing the following command:
apt-get install -f
This is the link with the installation guidelines from official website:
After this you could try to execute
if you get this error:
"The framebuffer console seems to be unavailable or has the wrong format. Please make sure that /dev/fb0 is accessible and it is configured to 32-bit depth"
proceed like this:
you should get a list similar to this one (more or less):
edit the modules file:
and add the following line (choose amongst supported resolutions listed before one that has 24 or 32 bit depth)
save and exit
edit the following file:
and add the following lines:
save and exit
Finally, you should now be able to setup teamviewer:
Welcome to TeamViewer configuration
blah blah blah
Accept Licence Agreement? (y/n)
Please enter your email/username: (enter your Teamviewer account email)
Please enter your password: (enter your Teamviewer account password)
Please check your inbox for the mail we sent you and follow the provided link.
We could not verify if your account has been used on this device before. To sign
in on this device you need to add it to your trusted devices.
Check your email and click the links to allow this machine.
Repeat entering username and password.
Adding this machine as 'machine.domain.net' to the group 'My Computers' of
your account My Name (NAME). Do you want to continue? (y/n) [n] y
*** You have successfully added this computer to your Computers & Contacts. You
can now access it with a simple double click in your Computers & Contacts list.