How to Run TeamViewer 5/6 as root on Linux Fedora | Ubuntu | RHEL | CentOS

Many Users who likes to work as root and but in TeamViewer 5 there is restriction for Running as root.

Whenever you are trying to run TeamViewer as root from Terminal, You will get message like below:

TeamViewer must not be executed as root!

By Following very few steps you will be able to run TeamViewer as root.

Perform Following Steps to run TeamViewer As root.

  1. Of Course you have to be root to perform these all steps.
  2. Open Terminal on Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS ( Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal )
    Please Open Terminal on Ubuntu ( Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal )
  3. Now Lets find where exactly teamviewer command is. Execute Following command to Find it out.
    [root@mehrdust]# which teamviewer
    /usr/bin/teamviewer
    <– You will get this kind of output on your terminal
  4. Be safe So First Lets take a backup of Original TeamViewer Command. Execute Following Command
    cp /usr/bin/teamviewer /usr/bin/teamviewer-orig
  5. Let’s Open teamviewer file. Here in /usr/bin/teamviewer they have put the restriction for root user. So Lets Remove it. Open File By Executing vim /usr/bin/teamviewer and You will able to see following lines into /usr/bin/teamviewer :-

    userid=$(id -u)if [ $userid = 0 ]
    then
    echo TeamViewer must not be executed as root!
    exit 1
    fi

    CHANGE those line to

    ##userid=$(id -u)

    ##if [ $userid = 0 ]
    ##then
    ##        echo TeamViewer must not be executed as root!
    ##        exit 1
    ##fi

    Save and Exit this file ( Press “ESCthen Press :wq! )

  6. To Open TeamViewer from GUI. Click on Applications –> Internet -> TeamViewer
  7. To Open TeamViewer from Terminal in Fedora, Red Hat and CentOS. Click on Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal. On Terminal Execute Command teamviewerTo Open TeamViewer from Terminal in Ubuntu. Click on Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal. On Terminal Execute Command teamviewer

  8. Source: http://blog.ask4itsolutions.com/2011/01/01/how-to-running-teamviewer-5-6-as-root-on-linux-fedora-ubuntu-rhel-cento/

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