HOW TO INSTALL ANYDESK REMOTE DESKTOP APPLICATION IN UBUNTU 16.04
In this article we are going to learn How to install Anydesk remote desktop application in Ubuntu 16.04. Anydesk is a open source application used to take remote of systems over internet. This application is quiet different from other remote taking application as it’s an light weight application and the graphic interface used in Anydesk remote desktop application is specially designed for better performance. The data travels over internet through this application is completely secure as it uses TLS 1.2 protocol encryption format to encrypt the data.
Steps to take remote using Anydesk :
Anydesk remote desktop is a user friendly application, Hence any one can use this application to take remote of systems. Suppose you want to share your desktop with someone then just share your Anydesk address (Get the Anydesk Address on the application) with your partner and your partner have to enter the given code on Remote Field. That’s it.
Now let’s have look at features of Anydesk remote desktop application :
- It’s an cross platform application available for major operating system’s i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- Anydesk remote desktop application is also available for mobile devices i.e. Android, iOS.
- Transfer files over Internet securely from one computer to another.
- Anydesk can be use for webinars.
Follow the below steps to install Anydesk remote desktop application in Ubuntu 16.04
First we have to download the Anydesk remote desktop installation package from it’s official website. So use the below command to download the same.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ wget https://download.anydesk.com/linux/anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb --2018-03-09 07:51:10-- https://download.anydesk.com/linux/anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb Resolving download.anydesk.com (download.anydesk.com)... 22.214.171.124, 2a01:4f8:221:2841::2 Connecting to download.anydesk.com (download.anydesk.com)|126.96.36.199|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 3110288 (3.0M) [application/octet-stream] Saving to: ‘anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb’ anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb 100%[=====================================================================================>] 2.97M 596KB/s in 5.1s 2018-03-09 07:51:17 (595 KB/s) - ‘anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb’ saved [3110288/3110288]
As you can see below I have already downloaded the .deb package. Refer the output below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ ls -l anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb # Downloaded Package -rw-rw-r-- 1 elinuxbook elinuxbook 3110288 Sep 14 07:39 anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb
Before start the installation of Anydesk remote desktop package let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update The Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/deb beta InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
Now we are ready to install the Anydesk package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb # Install the Package [sudo] password for elinuxbook: Selecting previously unselected package anydesk. (Reading database ... 209687 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack anydesk_2.9.5-1_amd64.deb ... Unpacking anydesk (2.9.5-1) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of anydesk: anydesk depends on libgtkglext1; however: Package libgtkglext1 is not installed. dpkg: error processing package anydesk (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Errors were encountered while processing: anydesk
As you can see above Anydesk application is asking for some dependencies to successfully complete the installation. So use the below command to install required dependencies.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install -f # Install Dependencies Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following additional packages will be installed: libgtkglext1 The following NEW packages will be installed: libgtkglext1 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 244 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 76.8 kB of archives. After this operation, 444 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
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As you can see above we have successfully installed the Anydesk remote desktop package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l anydesk # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii anydesk 2.9.5-1 amd64 the world's fastest remote desktop application
Now to open the application just type the command anydesk on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ anydesk # Open the Anydesk application
You can also open the Anydesk remote desktop application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Package use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r anydesk (Reading database ... 209711 files and directories currently installed.) Removing anydesk (2.9.5-1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
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