Teamspeak 3 on Elementary OS 0.3

Today I’m pushing out a lot of posts, this time about „Howto install Teamspeak 3 on Elementary OS 0.3“.

  1. Go to http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads and grab the client either x86 (32bit) or amd64 (64bit)
  2. Open Terminal and go to the folder you downloaded the client to. On my PC it looked like this:
    benjamin@BensTux:~$ cd Downloads/
    benjamin@BensTux:~/Downloads$ chmod +x TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-3.0.16.run 
    benjamin@BensTux:~/Downloads$ ./TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64-3.0.16.run 
    Welcome to the TeamSpeak 3 Client for Linux on amd64 installer
    
    In order to install this software you are required to accept the license
    agreement, please press return to view the license.
    
    You can scroll with the arrow keys and quit the viewer by pressing 'q'.
    [RETURN]
    
    Please type y to accept, n otherwise: y
    Creating directory TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing TeamSpeak 3 Client for Linux on amd64  100%
  3.  Move the client sudo mv ~/Downloads/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ /opt/
  4. Download the Teamspeak Icon below, which is from the official plugin SDK
    Teamspeak 3 Icon
  5. Now create a new Desktop Entry at vim ~/.local/share/applications/teamspeak.desktop with the content
    [Desktop Entry]
    Type=Application
    Name=Teamspeak 3 Client
    GenericName=Teamspeak
    Version=3.0.16
    Comment=Speak with your friends
    Exec=/opt/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh
    Icon=/opt/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/Teamspeak3-Icon.png
    Terminal=false
    X-MultipleArgs=false
    Categories=Network
    StartupWMClass=Teamspeak
    StartupNotify=true

Now you can start and run Teamspeak from the Launcher. Have fun talking!

2 Comment

  1. Jarod says:

    It doesnt start for me what can i do?

  2. Benjamin says:

    Try running it from the commandline and have a look at the output. I havn’t used Elementary now for quite a while. Sorry.

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