TeamViewer on Linux

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Dec 5 10:15:52 UTC 2015

On 4 December 2015 at 22:50, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
> On Fri, 2015-12-04 at 09:53 -0600, Linda wrote:
>> I am sorry but I'm confused about what you are trying to accomplish.
>> Why do you need to involve three systems instead of two since the
>> system logging in is just having the GUI forwarded to it why would you
>> want to run a double redirection of the GUI output?
> Several reasons.
> Firstly, just because. It's odd that this one application seems to have
> difficulty, when standard (and other WINE) applications don't. I wonder
> why.
> Secondly because I don't want to install TeamViewer on all my systems;
> I'd rather just have it on one that I can use from anywhere. TeamViewer
> imposes unworkable licencing restrictions. If we can put it on one
> system and use it from anywhere, we get the flexibility we need while
> abiding by the letter of the TeamViewer licence we have paid for.

I don't understand what you are saying.  You have to have TeamViewer
running on two machines, the client and the server.  So I don't see
how you can have it on just one machine that you run from anywhere.

If the machine you called the server is also to be the TeamViewer
server then even if it ran it would only be able to share the X window
that belonged to it, so what is the point?


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