December 3, 2021
How to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

How To Install AnyDesk On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

On this article we will learn how to install AnyDesk version 6.1.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux Desktop system.


AnyDesk is a remote server management tool that provides a powerful remote connectivity to any computer in any location. AnyDesk can be used by individuals, teams, and professional organizations to offer remote support to customers and available for all platforms such as: Linux-based systems, windows, mac, and android. Additionally, it can come in handy during online meetings, just like Webex and TeamViewer applications. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux Desktop system.

AnyDesk Installation on Ubuntu 20.04

We are going to install Anydesk on Ubuntu 20.04 by using the latest AnyDesk repository. The installation steps will be explained in the explanation below:

  1. Add AnyDesk repository
  2. Update Ubuntu system packages
  3. Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04
  4. Launching AnyDesk

The detailed explanation of Anydesk installation will be explained in several sub-chapters below.

1. Adding AnyDesk Repository

In this step, we will add AnyDesk repository to our Ubuntu package system. The steps are as follow :

add GPG Key :

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

add AnyDesk repository :

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

The complete tasks are as shown below. Now the AnyDesk repository has been added to our Ubuntu system.

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

2. Update System

By updating our Ubuntu system, it will refresh the local list of available packages software to the newer stable version. To update Ubuntu 20.04 LTS repositories, we will use the command line:

sudo apt update
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]      
Adding AnyDesk Repository to Ubuntu 20.04
Adding AnyDesk Repository to Ubuntu 20.04

3. Install AnyDesk On Ubuntu 20.04

After all are set, Now, we will install AnyDesk using the APT package manager.

sudo apt install anydesk
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) ...
Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04
Install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04

4. Launching AnyDesk

After installation process are completed done, then we will launch the AnyDesk application. We will use Ubuntu Application Browser to find and launch the AnyDesk application.

Running AnyDesk Application
AnyDesk Application | Main Menu
AnyDesk Application | New Session


We have shown you how to install AnyDesk on Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop System successfuly. I hope this article can be useful for anyone who needs it. We can discover AnyDesk information more detail by visiting AnyDesk official web page.

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