Teamviewer daemon needs root permission to run

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Hello tech savvy,

I successfully installed the TeamViewerdaemon in the UBUNTU operation system without any error. Though it is successful I am not able to run the program. I start the daemon and it has all access still it is not running. How do I obtain this log files? Any hints how it works? Help please.

The teamviewer daemon is not running!

Please start the daemon (needs root permission) before running TeamViewer:

teamviewer–daemon start

If you did not disable the daemon, please contact TeamViewer support. Run the following command to obtain all log files:


Answered By 70 points N/A #178086

Teamviewer daemon needs root permission to run


TeamViewer is a great remote controller for accessing other PCs. I really love this software. Sorry to hear the problem with your TeamViewer installed on Ubuntu. This issue can be solved easily by running some terminal codes.

Open a Terminal and run the following code:

sudo teamviewer –daemon enable

After daemon is enabled, you can easily access TeamViewer. Also, update to the latest version of TeamViewer Linux. This has got this issue fixed.

This commands will make the TeamViewer daemon running from the startup, so you won’t have to bother any more.

cd /opt/teamviewer8/tv_bin/script

sudo cp teamviewerd.sysv /etc/init.d/

sudo chmod 755 /etc/init.d/teamviewerd.sysv

sudo update-rc.d teamviewerd.sysv defaults

But be careful because these commands will make TeamViewer running for all time.

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