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How to install AnyDesk on a Linux Machine

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We may connect to a computer remotely using AnyDesk, a remote desktop program. It is a cross-platform software that offers host device and device type agnostic remote access to many devices, including PCs. It offers VPN services, file transfers, and remote access. IT experts may access it safely and reliably. The desktop and any associated files or documents may be accessed remotely by the user from any location in the world. The address book feature in AnyDesk keeps track of connections or contacts and lets the user know whether they are online.

Note: Even in places with limited Internet connectivity and capacity, AnyDesk is still usable. This guide will show you how to install AnyDesk on a Linux computer. The steps will work on any Ubuntu be it 20.04, 16, 18, or even 22.04. Here is a related guide: How to Activate and Press Ctrl+Alt+Del in Anydesk for Remote Access Connection to Windows system.

Properties of AnyDesk

The following list of features is provided by AnyDesk, an all-in-one remote desktop program:

  1. Remote access: AnyDesk offers an admin tool that enables users to carry out a number of functions, including remote rebooting, reporting on sessions, analyzing reports, etc. The user’s ability to troubleshoot and repair any remote desktop issue is also made possible by admin tools.
  2. Remote Hardware Access: The remote systems’ hardware, such as the power button, CD/DVD reader, and cursor, are also easily accessible by users.
  3. Teamwork: Collaboration and communication are made simple. It is helpful for working on the same project remotely or for online meetings and presentations.
  4. File Transfer Ability: Files may be transferred from one PC to another PC using this. The files may be copied and pasted to many PCs.

Benefits of AnyDesk

The following below are the benefits of using AnyDesk software.

  1. Good efficiency with limited bandwidth: Any Desk has a codec that transports and compresses files between two computers. Even in places with poor internet, AnyDesk is easily accessible.
  2. Security that meets Bank criteria: AnyDesk utilizes dependable TLS technology, which is used to safeguard data and prevent unwanted access. Additionally, AnyDesk has RSA 2048 key encryption, allowing the user to verify and encrypt every session.
  3. Works with Android: The Software is available on cellphones in addition to AnyDesk for Desktop. On Android smartphones, the user may utilize it whenever and wherever. Because of its mobility, the user is able to stay connected to the remote system and obtain crucial information whenever needed.
  4. One license for several users: AnyDesk  comes with a lifetime free license for all of its versions. Also, AnyDesk allows multiple users to access it in a single license.

Installation Requirements

Below are the requirements for the installation of the AnyDesk software.

  1. Ubuntu Linux Computer
  2. Make sure that the computer has sudo privileges

Step1: Update your Ubuntu Computer

Ensure that the Linux computer is updated with these commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y upgrade

Step 2: Add AnyDesk repository

For APT package signing, import the AnyDesk GPG key. This can be done with the command below:

curl -fsSL https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/DEB-GPG-KEY|sudo gpg --dearmor -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/anydesk.gpg

add resources from the AnyDesk repository to your Ubuntu installation, this can be done with the command below:

echo "deb http://deb.anydesk.com/ all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list

Step 3: Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 22.04

update apt cache and install the latest release of AnyDesk on Ubuntu

sudo apt update
sudo apt install anydesk

output

root@ubuntu:/home/rdgmh# apt install anydesk
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libsystemd0:i386
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libgtkglext1 libminizip1
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  anydesk libgtkglext1 libminizip1
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 5,373 kB of archives.
After this operation, 14.0 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://deb.anydesk.com all/main amd64 anydesk amd64 6.1.1 [5,279 kB]
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/universe amd64 libminizip1 amd64 1.1-8build1 [20.2 kB]
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy/universe amd64 libgtkglext1 amd64 1.2.0-11 [73.9 kB]
Fetched 5,373 kB in 15s (354 kB/s)                                             
Selecting previously unselected package libminizip1:amd64.
(Reading database ... 197100 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libminizip1_1.1-8build1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libminizip1:amd64 (1.1-8build1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libgtkglext1:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../libgtkglext1_1.2.0-11_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgtkglext1:amd64 (1.2.0-11) ...
Selecting previously unselected package anydesk.
Preparing to unpack .../anydesk_6.1.1_amd64.deb ...
Failed to stop anydesk.service: Unit anydesk.service not loaded.
Unpacking anydesk (6.1.1) ...
Setting up libminizip1:amd64 (1.1-8build1) ...
Setting up libgtkglext1:amd64 (1.2.0-11) ...
Setting up anydesk (6.1.1) ...
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/anydesk.service → /e
tc/systemd/system/anydesk.service.
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.35-0ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.70+nmu1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu3) ...
root@ubuntu:/home/rdgmh# 

Step 4: Launch AnyDesk on Ubuntu 22.04

Now that it has been installed, search throw your apps and you will find it anydesk sitting there. You can then launch it.

app-launcher
app launcher

Click on the application launcher and look through the list of apps for anydesk

anydesk
anydesk

You can also choose to search for it but if you scroll through you will see it just as shown above.

anydesk

To allow a remote user to connect to your computer, enter the remote server’s AnyDesk address or share your own.

GUI Method of Installation

Don’t worry if you are not familiar with the command line. Without using the terminal, AnyDesk may easily be installed.

The official AnyDesk website offers AnyDesk for Ubuntu for download: https://anydesk.com/en/downloads/linux, this will be opened in your default browser:

anydesk-gui
official download url

Navigate to your downloads folder

download-and-extract
downloaded

Open with software install

open-sinstall
Opening the download
install
install

The process looks as shown below:

process
process of installation

Next you need to go search it out to verify it in the list of installed software

Look for Ubuntu software icon on the left-hand side menu, if it’s your first time interacting with it, it will have to get the software catalogue as shown below:

first_time_use
software gallery
installedyes
verified from ubuntu software gallery

Congratulations, you can now go to your application launcher and launch it from there and start enjoying your newly installed software

anydeskinstalled
anydesk interface

Summary

We have installed anydesk software using the CLI method and also the GUI method by following a series of steps as shown above.

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