Installing AnyDesk on Ubuntu/Debian/Mint / Linux / Debian / Installing AnyDesk on Ubuntu/Debian/Mint

AnyDesk (analog of TeamViewer) is a lightweight (about 6 Mb) cross-platform application for managing and remotely connecting to the desktop of another computer. In this article, we’ll show you how to install AnyDesk on popular Linux distros (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Alt).

Open a console and update the packages on your Linux host (in my example, this is Ubuntu 21.04):

 sudo apt update
If the unattended-upgrades are disabled on your Ubuntu host.

Download the Anydesk repository key and add it to the trusted software providers list:

 wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add –

Add the official Anydesk repository to your list:

 echo "deb all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list

Update apt cache:

 sudo apt update

And install Anydesk package:

 sudo apt install anydesk –y

installing anydesk package on ubuntu, debian linux

To start the application, run the command:

You can also just download the deb file from the Anydesk website and install the program manually without connecting the repository:
cd ~/Downloads/
sudo dpkg -i anydesk_6.1.1-1_amd64.deb

runing anydesk on ubuntu linux

If AnyDesk doesn’t start on your Ubuntu/Debian, you need to check its logs. Open a terminal and run the command:

 tail -f /var/log/syslog

If there is an error in the logs:

/usr/bin/anydesk: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

This means that you need to install the libpangox library package (in my case, I faced such an error on Ubuntu 21.10):

 sudo apt-get install libpangox-1.0
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