How to Install RustDesk Remote Desktop Software on Ubuntu

RustDesk is a free and open source remote desktop application for Linux, Windows, MacOS, Androis and iOS. It comes with access log console, manage permissions, self-hosted own RustDesk server, Map mode and translate mode, H264 / H265, AV1 codec support, headless Linux, virtual display, resolution adjustment, experimental Wayland support, file transfer support, recording and more. It is written in Rust and released under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0.

RustDesk Remote Desktop

Download RustDesk Remote Desktop

Install RustDesk on Ubuntu

Download the latest version of RustDesk from the above RustDesk download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands one by one.
Here “rustdesk-1.2.0-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name. You can change below commands based on your file name.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ rustdesk-1.2.0-x86_64.AppImage

You just need the remote client’s ID and Password to establish a remote session.

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If you don’t like the command way then right click->Properties->Executable as Program on the downloads file and close the window. Now right click and select Run.

Install RustDesk via DEB:

In the same above way downloads RustDesk in .deb file from the RustDesk download link ands save it on your Downloads folder. In terminal run below RustDesk apt install command.

sudu apt install ./Downloads/rustdesk-1.2.0-x86_64.deb

Here “rustdesk-1.2.0-x86_64.deb” is the downloaded file name. You can change based on your file name.


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