Author Topic: Using Teamviewer VPN in Linux without GUI  (Read 6735 times)


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Using Teamviewer VPN in Linux without GUI
« on: January 08, 2016, 03:43:42 AM »
Hello everybody,

I want to use Teamviewer VPN to connect my CentOS machine to another Windows machine (I'm not interested in any remote control functionality, I just want to use the VPN). The problem here is that my Linux computer has a minimal installation, in other words, it lacks any kind of GUI (everything works using command line). I have successfully installed Teamviewer using command line, but when I try to create the VPN and connect to any other computer, it pauses when it tries to load the GUI (obviously, there is no GUI to load, so it's no surprise that it fails here):

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[root@localhost] teamviewer -i ID --Password PASSWORD -m vpn
Checking setup...
Launching TeamViewer ...
Launching TeamViewer GUI ...

My question here is, can I use Teamviewer VPN in a Linux SO without GUI? If so, what am I missing? Is there any way to disable the "Launching GUI" step?

By the way, Teamviewer's daemon is running, and I have tried to enter the "Setup" menu to see if I can change any configuration parameter, but it fails every time with the following message:
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[root@localhost] teamviewer setup
There was a connectivity issue. Please check your internet connection and try again.

Best regards