Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04


Last updated on April 19th, 2020 at 08:58 pm

In this guide, let us learn how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04. AnyDesk is a proprietary remote desktop software that provides a secured and reliable remote desktop connections.

It is available freely for personal use and as a subscription for business. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install and use AnyDesk for personal use.

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

Run System Update

To begin with, update and upgrade your system packages.

apt update
apt upgrade

Installing AnyDesk

Well, there are two ways in which you can install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04;

  1. Install AnyDesk manually using Debian Binary Installer
  2. Install AnyDesk from AnyDesk APT repos

Install AnyDesk using Debian Binary Installer

To install AnyDesk using the Debian binary installer, navigate to Linux AnyDesk installer downloads page and grab your installer. You can simply pull it down using wget as shown below;


The version of AnyDesk downloaded might be different from the version you gonna download.

Once the download is complete, you can simply install AnyDesk using APT which also fixes any would be dependency issues;

sudo apt install ./anydesk_5.5.0-1_amd64.deb

Install AnyDesk from AnyDesk APT Repos

AnyDesk provides APT repos that makes its installation on Debian and Ubuntu systems hustle free. Create the AnyDesk APT repos as follows;

Install APT GPG signing key.

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Install AnyDesk Repository

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

Run system update to resynchronize the APT cache and install AnyDesk.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install anydesk

Running AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

AnyDesk installs a systemd service and is started automatically upon installation.

systemctl status anydesk
● anydesk.service - AnyDesk
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/anydesk.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Sun 2019-11-24 20:41:57 EAT; 3min 39s ago
 Main PID: 5947 (anydesk)
    Tasks: 12 (limit: 2283)
   Memory: 7.9M
   CGroup: /system.slice/anydesk.service
           ├─5947 /usr/bin/anydesk --service
           └─5980 /usr/bin/anydesk --tray

Sad 24 20:41:57 kifarunix systemd[1]: Started AnyDesk.
Sad 24 20:41:57 kifarunix anydesk[5980]: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

You can fix the Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module error by installing the libcanberra-gtk-module and restarting AnyDesk.

sudo apt install libcanberra-gtk-module
sudo systemctl restart anydesk

You can now launch AnyDesk to enable you to connect remotely to your Ubuntu 20.04 system or vice versa.

AnyDesk UBuntu 20.04

When run, such an awesome interface welcomes you.

AnyDesk UBuntu 20.04

To remotely connect to your Ubuntu 20.04 from another system running AnyDesk, simply get the 6-digit address and use it to connect to your Ubuntu 20.04 desk.

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

The above screenshot shows the connection to our Ubuntu 20.04 desktop system. Once you paste the remote desk address, click connect to connect to the remote system.

You then need, on the remote system you are connecting to, accept the connection.

There you you. You have successfully learnt how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 and that marks the end of our guide.

You can check other remote desktop connection tutorials by following the links below;

Install and Setup ZSH and Oh-My-Zsh on Ubuntu 20.04

Install and Setup Chrome Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install and Use NoMachine Remote Desktop Tool on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Setup Guacamole Web-based Remote Desktop Access Tool on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install and Use NoMachine Remote Desktop Tool on Ubuntu 18.04

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