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Introduction to using Anydesk on AlmaLinux 8
Anydesk is a safe application, as it only connects to a remote device after asking permission of remote device user. Anydesk is a close source application that provides remote access to computers and devices running the host software. Linux users can make use of this application to remotely access other computers running Linux or any other platform e.g. Windows, macOS. This application can benefit tech users to manage more than one device from one computer. This can also be used on personal computers to teach the use of computers to non-tech or beginners.
In this article, we will discuss the installation of the Anydesk application on Almalinux 8.
- AlmaLinux 8 distribution should be installed on your system.
- You should have root or sudo privileges for executing the installation steps.
Anydesk installation on AlmaLinux 8 distribution
By implementing the following number of steps, you can install the Anydesk application on AlmaLinux 8 and other Fedora distributions:
Step 1: Add manually Anydesk repository on AlmaLinux 8
Anydesk installation package is not available in the default App stream repository. However, you can install it by adding the Anydesk repository to your system by using the following command:
$ sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/anydesk.repo<<EOF [anydesk] name=AnyDesk CentOS - stable baseurl=http://rpm.anydesk.com/centos/x86_64/ gpgcheck=1 repo_gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://keys.anydesk.com/repos/RPM-GPG-KEY EOF
The above command creates a new repository at this location ‘/etc/yum.repos.d/anydesk.repo’. To view the content of the repository run the below-mentioned command:
$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/anydesk.repo
The following output should display on the terminal:
Step 2: Add Epel repository on AlmaLinux 8
Now, add the epel repository to your system by using the following command:
$ sudo yum install epel-release
The above command installs the epel repository and you are prompted to press ‘y’ and then ‘Enter’ to import the GPG key for the epel repository to your system as follows:
Step 3: Update system packages source list
Once you added the required repositories, install the system updates using the to refresh the packages source list. In this way, the new updates will also install packages that you have recently included in your system.
$ sudo yum update
Step 4: Install Anydesk on AlmaLinux 8
In this step, your system is ready to install the Anydesk application. So, install the Anydesk application by executing the following command:
$ sudo yum install anydesk
During the Anydesk installation, the prompt displays that ask you to press ‘y’ and hit ‘Enter’ to import the GPG key of the repository.
When asked again press ‘y’ and ‘Enter’ to agree to the installation of anydesk.
Step 5: Launch Anydesk on AlmaLinux 8
After completing the Anydesk installation, click on the ‘Activities’ and search for the ‘Anydesk’ application using the search bar. The Anydesk icon will display in the search result as follows:
Now, click on the Anydesk icon to launch this application on AlmaLinux 8 distribution. When you start this application the following window will display on the desktop:
To remote your system with your friends or colleagues, give your unique identification number. Or enter the remote desk unique id of your friend.
Now, you can connect to the remote device using Anydesk id.
Uninstall or Remove Anydesk from AlmaLinux 8
Once you have done, you can uninstall or remove the Anydesk application from your system. To uninstall the Anydesk, type the following command:
$ sudo yum autoremove anydesk
The following output would display on the terminal. Press ‘y’ and ‘Enter’ to remove this application from your system.
We have seen how to install Anydesk remote desktop sharing application on AlmaLinux 8 distribution. The above guide provides you with complete documentation about how to execute the various commands on the terminal and launch Anydesk on your Linux system. Install this useful application Anydesk using the above guidelines and give your feedback through comments. Thanks!