Thursday, August 14, 2014

Install Teamviewer 9 in 64bit Debain Wheezy/Jessie

Updated 2015 Feb 5.

Debian Wheezy and Debian Jessie 64-bit cannot install ia32-libs due to a change in how multi-architecture works.

Teamviewer installation notes state that we cannot install teamviewer_linux_x64.deb, and must use the 32-bit teamviewer_i386.deb.

But, teamviewer_i386.deb depends on 32-bit libraries.  So we must add multi-architecture:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 ; sudo apt-get update ;

Then if we attempt to install teamviewer_i386.deb, it reports we do not have dependencies met.  We can see the full dependency names by trying to install to package by name (since dpkg -i has added the info locally):

sudo apt-get install teamviewer

Using the output, we can install the dependencies manually:

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libgcc1:i386 libasound2:i386 libfreetype6:i386 zlib1g:i386 libsm6:i386 libxdamage1:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxrandr2:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxtst6:i386 libjpeg62:i386 libxinerama1:i386

Then we may install teamviewer properly:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/teamviewer_i386.deb
# I assume sudo apt-get install teamviewer would also work.

Note: Refer to for killing/restarting teamviewer over ssh.

good luck.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


  • $ sudo apt-get install samba-client
  • sudo nano /etc/ #edit to contain "hosts: files dns [...]"

PBISOpen (Power Broker Identity Services Opensource edition) is a Active Directory authentication system for *nix.  Read as: "Join Domain" for *nix.

I repeatedly failed to install this on a new Debian Jessie (Testing) machine with the " Error: ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND (2)" as the result.

It turned out I had to install "samba-client" and it was important to follow the details in this link especially regarding /etc/nsswitch.conf to contain "hosts: files dns [whatever-else-exists]" where dns is second and before any other entries.

so instead of:
Importing registry...

Error: /opt/pbis/bin/lwsm shutdown returned 1 (aborting this script)

dpkg: error processing package pbis-open (--install):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
Error installing /home/user/Dropbox/NSU/PBISOpen/pbis-open-
user@skynet:~/Dropbox/NSU/PBISOpen/pbis-open- $ sudo /opt/pbis/bin/lwsm shutdown

i saw:
Importing registry...

Selecting previously unselected package pbis-open-gui.
(Reading database ... 162521 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../pbis-open-gui_8.0.1.2029_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking pbis-open-gui ( ...
Setting up pbis-open-gui ( ...
Installing Packages was successful

New libraries and configurations have been installed for PAM and NSS.
Please reboot so that all processes pick up the new versions.

As root, run domainjoin-gui or domainjoin-cli to join a domain so you can log on
with Active Directory credentials. Example:
domainjoin-cli join MYDOMAIN.COM MyJoinAccount

good luck.