AnyDesk is an alternative to Teamviewer application that allows users to connect to access remote desktop or laptop over the internet. Just like TeamViewer, it’s free for personal use too, while commercial users need to buy licenses. In addition to Linux, AnyDesk is also available for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, FreeBSD, Raspberry Pi and Chrome OS. Here we see how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish with its repository and command terminal.
Steps to install Anydesk in Ubuntu 04/22 Jammy Jellyfish
The commands given here to download and set up AnyDesk were run on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, but users can use them for their other Ubuntu versions including Linux based on it like Linux Mint.
1. Integrate the GPG key
In order to check the authenticity of the package that we download from any repository, the system needs a key with which they are signed. The same therefore also applies to AnyDesk. Before we add the repository, let’s add the following key to your Ubuntu 22.04 system.
wget -qO - https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -
3. Add AnyDesk repository in Ubuntu 22.04
Those who do not want to add the AnyDesk repository can download the binary from its official website. However, to make the article purely command line based, we will use its official repository.
echo deb http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list
4. Update the apt repository cache
To make the system aware of the newly added repository and its packages, run the system update command, which updates the repository cache.
sudo apt update
5. Command to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 22.04
Finally everything is ready, just issue the following single command in your Ubuntu 22.04 terminal to download and install AnyDesk.
sudo apt install anydesk
6. Start AnyDesk
Go to the application launcher, find and click on the AnyDesk Icon, and soon it will start for you to remotely access other computers using the same application.
7. Uninstall AnyDesk from Ubuntu
If you don’t want to run the AnyDesk remote desktop application on your Ubuntu computer, here is the command to uninstall it and remove its repository.
sudo apt remove anydesk
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list
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