Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

In this guide, let’s learn how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04. desktop Is a proprietary remote desktop software that provides a secure and reliable remote desktop connection.

It is free for personal use or as a pair business. In this guide, we will learn how to install and use AnyDesk for personal use.

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

Run system update

First, update and upgrade system packages.

apt update
apt upgrade

Install AnyDesk

Well, there are two ways to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04.

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

Install AnyDesk using Debian Binary Installer

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


The version of AnyDesk you downloaded may be different from the version you want to download.

After the download is complete, you can simply install AnyDesk using APT, and it can also resolve any dependencies.

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

Install AnyDesk from AnyDesk APT repository

AnyDesk provides APT repositories to make its installation on Debian and Ubuntu systems hassle free. Create AnyDesk APT warehouse as shown below;

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt install anydesk

Run AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

AnyDesk will install the systemd service and start automatically after 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 Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module By installation error libcanberra-gtk-module And restart AnyDesk.

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

Now you can launch AnyDesk to enable you to remotely connect to an Ubuntu 20.04 system and vice versa.

At runtime, you’re welcomed by such a great interface.

AnyDesk UBuntu 20.04

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

Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

The screenshot above shows the connection to our Ubuntu 20.04 desktop system. After pasting the remote desktop address, click connection Connect to a remote system.

You then need to accept the connection on the remote system to which you want to connect.

There you are. You have successfully learned how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04, which marks the end of this guide.