Installing Remote Desktop Manager Linux on an unsupported Distro

Even if Ubuntu is the only officially supported distro for Remote Desktop Manager, we know Linux is all about choices and we would not want to change that.

In that optic, here is a little guide to help you install Remote Desktop Manager Linux on your preferred, unsupported distro.

First of all, dependencies:

  • glibc 2.27
  • libwebkit2gtk-4.0
  • ca-certificates
  • libsecret-1-0
  • gnome-keyring

If you are installing Remote Desktop Manager Linux on a distro supportingdeb files, you are done. Simply install the deb package and everything should be good to go. You can start Remote Desktop Manager using the menu icon or the remotedesktopmanager terminal command.

You can also opt to install the net.devolutions.RDM or net.devolutions.RDMFree flatpak package from flathub.

Otherwise, you can manually install Remote Desktop Manager Linux using the following steps:

  • Extract deb file content. (ar x RemoteDesktopManager_x.x.x.x_amd64.deb)
  • Extract data.tar.xz content. (tar -xf data.tar.xz)
  • Copy bin/remotedesktopmananger to /bin
  • Copy usr/lib/devolutions/RemoteDesktopManager to /usr/lib/devolutions/RemoteDesktopManager

You can now start Remote Desktop Manager using the remotedesktopmanager terminal command.

Known issues: On platform running non-gnome desktop environment, the splash screen might prevent entering your serial when launching Remote Desktop Manager for the first time.

As a workaround, press the Cancel button to close the dialog, that should make the splash screen disappear. You can then use the Help menu tab to access the registration form again.

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