I was able to get Teamviewer 10 installed in a chroot of Trusty with Unity (using sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb), however when I attempt to start it it fails with

The TeamViewer daemon is not running! Please start the daemon (needs root permissions) before running.

I attempted to start it by running sudo teamviewer --daemon start and then launching TeamViewer from the dash, but after about 1 second it closes and the daemon seems to have stopped.

Why would the daemon stop in the middle of running TeamViewer?

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    Are you running 64bit? And if so which package did you install? In Ubuntu you must use the 32/64 multiarch package if running 64bit Jul 27, 2015 at 14:47
  • I am running 64 bit, and I found the TeamViewer FAQ page explaining why I had to use the multiarch package.
    – Pheonix
    Jul 27, 2015 at 22:50
  • did you follow the instructions on that page? I'm guessing not since that's not the package you downloaded and you're using gdebi instead of dpkg -i & apt-get install -f Try the way they tell you too Jul 28, 2015 at 0:01
  • Weird, I read that page again just now and I remember it differently. I'll try again following those instructions.
    – Pheonix
    Jul 28, 2015 at 16:06
  • Update: I just followed the FAQ page and installed using the Software Centre. After installing, the Software Centre still shows the "install" button as opposed to the "remove" button, and when I launch TeamViewer from the Dash it still gives the same "daemon is not running, please start the daemon" error.
    – Pheonix
    Jul 28, 2015 at 16:13

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My final solution was to use Teamviewer 7 for Windows with Wine. It seems versions newer than 7 do not currently work in chroots due to the issue I described in the original question, so 7 is the newest version that does not have this dependency. I use it for remote access and file transfer, so I don't know if all features from version 10 are available, but I can confirm those two are.

If anyone is trying to run Teamviewer within a chroot environment, I recommend simply downloading version 7 for Windows along with Wine and installing it that way.

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