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After i installed TeamViewer 8 on Ubuntu 12.10, i noticed a running process under the name of 'teamviewerd', more specifically:

/opt/teamviewer8/tv_bin/teamviewerd -f

and it auto-reopens whenever i try to kill it and i wonder why this happens.

Thanks in advance.

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I used the debian installer. Even the "killall" doesn't close "teamviewerd" process. –  Goblin Aug 4 '13 at 15:46

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Because that is the nature of teamviewer: it is build to respawn.

/opt/teamviewer8/tv_bin/script/teamviewerd.sysv is probably responsible for it.

To stop teamviewer use:

sudo teamviewer --daemon stop 

It will show ...

initctl stop teamviewerd
teamviewerd stop/waiting

and it is gone ...

rinzwind@discworld:/opt/teamviewer8/tv_bin/script$ ps -ef|grep teamviewer
rinzwind 12712 12428  0 18:11 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto teamviewer

Commands to manipulate the daemon:

teamviewer --daemon status        show current status of the TeamViewer daemon
teamviewer --daemon start         start TeamViewer daemon
teamviewer --daemon stop          stop  TeamViewer daemon
teamviewer --daemon restart       stop/start TeamViewer daemon
teamviewer --daemon disable       disable TeamViewer daemon - don't start daemon on system startup
teamviewer --daemon enable        enable TeamViewer daemon - start daemon on system startup (default)
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Yep so if you don't want team viewer auto starting use: teamviewer --daemon disable. Doing this mean that next time execute teamviewer you will get a message that says that you need first start the daemon and will also conveniently provide you with the command to do just that. –  kroiz Oct 19 '13 at 18:50

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