How to Run Teamviewer 7 as Root in Ubuntu Linux

Teamviewer is one of the most powerful tool for controlling remote computer . TeamviewTeamviewer 7 Ubuntu Linux Icon Logoer is available for windows ,Linux,Macos and iOS.Recently I have installed Teamviewer 7 in my Ubuntu 12.04 . Normally I use regular user “bikram” to log in but I have also enabled Root Login in Gui on Ubuntu 12.04 . In root , I simply cannot run Teamviewer might be due to security purpose. For this , I have made tweak to run Teamviewer 7 whenever I login from root user.

These are steps I did ,

  •  Execute  vi /opt/teamviewer/teamviewer/7/bin/wrapper or can use any text editor like gedit,nano.
  •  Find this line “validate_user # die if root”.
  •  Comment above line with has(#)  like “#validate_user # die if root”.
  •  Now restart your Teamviewer  .

If You are facing problem running VLC and google Chrome from root. Read my Guide for running VLC as Root and Google Chrome as root.

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