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If you are an Ubuntu distribution user, you can follow this guide on how to install AnyDesk on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04. AnyDesk comes with powerful Linux-based connectivity for even, smooth and seamless remote access to any type of computer. This remote desktop application can be used by an individual or an organization to offer remote services to clients. AnyDesk is known to work on Ubuntu 18 or newer, Fedora 30/31/32, CentOS 7 or newer, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 or newer, and Debian 9 or newer. You can check more of AnyDesk’s features on the AnyDesk page. You can get the private version of AnyDesk for free.

Install AnyDesk on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04

Now, let’s delve into the step by step process on how to install AnyDesk on Pop!_OS 20.04|20.10|21.04. This is an easy process, one that is quick and effortless to follow, so, for a successful installation, ensure that you stick to the end. Let’s begin;

Step 1. Update your Pop!_OS System

To update your system, use the commands below;

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y

Step 2. Add AnyDesk APT Package Repository

Before adding the repository, you need to first import the GPG Key using the command shown below;

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Then add the APT reository for AnyDesk using the following command;

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

The outputs are as shown below;

[email protected]:~$ wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
[email protected]:~$ echo "deb all main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anydesk-stable.list
deb all main

Step 3. Install AnyDesk on Pop!_OS

Ensure that you first update the APT cache and then proceed to install the latest AnyDesk version. To install AnyDesk on Pop!_OS, use the following commands;

sudo apt update
sudo apt install anydesk

Below is a section of the output when to command on how to install AnyDesk on Pop!_OS is executed;

[email protected]:~$ 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 0 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 9s (596 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package libminizip1:amd64.
(Reading database ... 266421 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 (2.31-0ubuntu9.2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu3) ...

Step 4. Launch AnyDesk on Pop!_OS

You can either launch AnyDesk from the GUI or from the command line using the following command;


From the image above, it shows that, you haves successfully installed AnyDesk on Pop!_OS. Once you launch it, you can now utilize its usage as you wish.

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