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teamviewer 13 requires a desktop environment or login with lightdm etc, with startx it won't work

I stumbled upon the following quote while trying to figure out why teamview is failing silently.

WARNING!

teamviewer 13 requires a desktop environment or login with lightdm etc, with startx it won't work, the staff of teamviewer confirmed, startx feature won't come in this year, it seems reverting back to teamviewer 12 is the only option for startx folks.

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The teamviewer people are pretty in the we don't give a fuck mood. So you either have to install bloat-ware on your pc or stick to an older version of teamviewer.

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aur/teamviewer 12.0.85001 is not starting anymore on an arch linux system

Just had the "joy" to figure out that teamviewer is not starting anymore on my arch linux.

I restarted the deamon and also launched teamviewer from the command line.

Init...
CheckCPU: SSE2 support: yes
XRandRWait: No value set. Using default.
XRandRWait: Started by user.
Checking setup...
Launching TeamViewer ...
Launching TeamViewer GUI ...

And at "Launching TeamViewer GUI ..." that was it, no entries in an error log or the journal, nothing. After having a look into the aur package log, it quickly turned out to be a solvable problem.

wget https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/l/lib32-freetype2/lib32-freetype2-2.8-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
sudo pacman -U lib32-freetype2-2.8-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz 

Looks like teamviewer decided to use an old and deprecated version of freetype2 within his bugfix release.

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