TeamViewer on Linux

Petter Adsen petter at
Sun Dec 6 07:56:05 UTC 2015

On Fri, 04 Dec 2015 14:22:40 +1100
Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:

> This is probably not an Ubuntu problem specifically, but if anyone out
> there is using the Linux version of TeamViewer, maybe you can help.
> The object of the exercise is to run TeamViewer on a remote system,
> but have the display on the local system. Exactly as one can do, for
> example, with xterm or pretty much any other X program.
> I log into an Ubuntu system from a different system using "ssh -X
> me at server"
> I run xterm on the server, it works. The xterm window appears on my
> local X server.
> I run a wine application called winbox.exe. It's a Mikrotik router
> configuration application, but (cue Frank Drebin) that's not important
> right now. The point is it's an application being run via WINE. That
> works, too, and the winbox window appears on my local X server.
> Then I run the Linux version of TeamViewer, and it doesn't work.
> Instead I get an error message "X11 connection rejected because of
> wrong authentication". Why?

Have you tried with 'ssh -Y' or enabled ForwardX11Trusted for that host
in the ssh client config?


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