How to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04
How to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

How To Install AnyDesk On Ubuntu 20.04

On this tutorial we will learn how to install AnyDesk, a remote server management tools, on Ubuntu 20.04 operating system.


If we need tools that can be used for remote management, then AnyDesk can be an option. These tools support our team’s productivity in managing and sharing resources and controls. AnyDesk’s high-performance Remote Desktop Software enables latency-free Desktop Sharing, stable Remote Control and fast and secure data transmission between devices. On this article tutorial, we will learn how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 operating system.

AnyDesk Installation On Ubuntu 20.04

In this sub-chapter, we will discuss the installation process of AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux operating system. The discussion will be divided into several items, namely:

  • Update Ubuntu system repository
  • Add AnyDesk repository
  • Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04
  • Launching AnyDesk

1. Update Ubuntu System Repository

By updating Ubuntu system repository, we will refresh our Ubuntu system to the latest package version, this task is performed by submitting command line :

$ sudo apt update

2. Add AnyDesk Repository

On this stage, we will add AnyDesk repository to the system. We will add GPG key to download and add public key, by using following command line :

$ wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
$ echo "deb all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list

Output :

rapik@worker2:~$ wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
[sudo] password for rapik: 
rapik@worker2:~$ echo "deb all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list
deb all main

3. Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

After AnyDesk repository was added to the system, then we will install AnyDesk tools application by using command line :

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install anydesk

Output :

rapik@worker2:~$ sudo apt update
Get:1 all InRelease [5,588 B]                                           
Get:2 focal-security InRelease [114 kB]                      
Get:3 all/main amd64 Packages [639 B]                                   
Get:4  InRelease [1,642 B]
Hit:5 focal InRelease                                      
Get:6 all/main i386 Packages [640 B]                                    
Get:7 focal-updates InRelease [114 kB]      
. . .
Fetched 9,169 kB in 30s (306 kB/s)                                                                                   
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
575 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
rapik@worker2:~$ sudo apt install anydesk
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libgtkglext1 libminizip1 libpangox-1.0-0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  anydesk libgtkglext1 libminizip1 libpangox-1.0-0
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 575 not upgraded.
Need to get 5,415 kB of archives.
After this operation, 14.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 all/main amd64 anydesk amd64 6.1.1 [5,279 kB] 
Get:2 focal/universe amd64 libminizip1 amd64 1.1-8build1 [20.2 kB]
Get:3 focal/universe amd64 libpangox-1.0-0 amd64 0.0.2-5ubuntu1 [41.9 kB]
Get:4 focal/universe amd64 libgtkglext1 amd64 1.2.0-9 [74.0 kB]
Fetched 5,415 kB in 4s (1,282 kB/s)                                    
Selecting previously unselected package libminizip1:amd64.
(Reading database ... 143030 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libminizip1_1.1-8build1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libminizip1:amd64 (1.1-8build1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libpangox-1.0-0:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../libpangox-1.0-0_0.0.2-5ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libpangox-1.0-0:amd64 (0.0.2-5ubuntu1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libgtkglext1:amd64.
Preparing to unpack .../libgtkglext1_1.2.0-9_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libgtkglext1:amd64 (1.2.0-9) ...
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 libpangox-1.0-0:amd64 (0.0.2-5ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libminizip1:amd64 (1.1-8build1) ...
Setting up libgtkglext1:amd64 (1.2.0-9) ...
Setting up anydesk (6.1.1) ...
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/ → /etc/systemd/system/anydesk.service.
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.31-0ubuntu9) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu2) ...

4. Launch AnyDesk Application

After we got installation successfully, then we will launch an application by using the application manager to search AnyDesk as shown.

Launching AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04
Launching AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

By Clicking AnyDesk icon, we will launch the AnyDesk application as shown below.

AnyDesk Front End
AnyDesk Front End

So, far we have finished AnyDesk installation on Ubuntu 20.04, then we will configure any parameters to make this applicaiton runing properly.


On this article, we have discussed how to install AnyDesk application, a remot management tools on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system.

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