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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. I was a Windows user but I want to start using Ubuntu from now on. Everything goes well except installation of the teamviewer. I have downloaded the file from the official website. There, it says that just double click on the *.deb file and it will install it automatically. Well, it gives an error:

Failed to remove essential system package, You requested to remove a package which is an essential part of your system.

Then I tried the second way of installation, which is on the terminal. I types as suggested: sudo dpkg -i teamviewer_linux.deb. It started installing but later on failed. HEre is the copy of the screen.

Preparing to replace teamviewer7:i386 7.0.9377 (using teamviewer_linux.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement teamviewer7:i386 ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of teamviewer7:i386:
 teamviewer7:i386 depends on bash (>= 3.0).
 teamviewer7:i386 depends on libc6 (>= 2.7).
 teamviewer7:i386 depends on libasound2.
 teamviewer7:i386 depends on zlib1g.
 teamviewer7:i386 depends on libxext6.
dpkg: error processing teamviewer7:i386 (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
 teamviewer7:i386

I have already checked these dependent files in Synaptic and they are all installed.

What am I doing wrong?

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Are you trying to install a 32bit copy onto a 64bit machine? –  Lewis Goddard Nov 17 '12 at 12:08
    
I am trying 32 bit one. –  Roel Nov 17 '12 at 12:12
    
sudo apt-get install -f –  nickanor Jan 13 '13 at 14:33

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                                                               Correct way to install Team viewer

Download Team viewer according to your arc 386/amd64

http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux.aspx

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa -y
sudo apt-get update

You can now double click on team viewer that you have recently downloaded, it will open in software center and click on install

Why need to add wine ppa ?

because Team viewer completely run on wine, so some time it misses the files if you don't have wine ppa added.

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you should try it one more time then . do this in your terminal one by one

sudo dpkg -r teamviewer7:i386
sudo apt-get update

then try again with your install .

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