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How To Install Remmina Remote Desktop Client in Ubuntu Linux

Remmina Remote Desktop Client is an open source, free and powerful remote desktop sharing tool for Linux and Unix based system. It offers feature-rich useful tools for the administrator and travelers to have easy and smooth remote access. It’s developed in GTK+3. The interface is modern, comfortable to use, unified and supports several network protocols including VNC, RDP, NX, XDMCP, SPICE, EXEC, and SSH.

Access any operating system from anywhere with Linux
Access any operating system from anywhere with Linux

Remmina remote desktop client is pre-shipped with default Ubuntu Linux. But distro’s built does not always offer the latest version. That’s why you may need to upgrade it.

How to Install Remmina Remote Desktop Client

In this short tutorial, I will show you all the possible way to install or upgrade Remmina remote desktop client in all the Ubuntu version and its derivatives.

1. Install Remmina via Snap

This is the easiest way to install any software in Ubuntu. Snap is a universal repository management system which you can use across the distros. You need to search Remmina Snap package in the Ubuntu software center and hit the install button. Remember there is two Remmina version – one is Snap version, and another is standard Ubuntu package which comes preinstalled.

Install Remmina via Snap from Ubuntu software center
Install Remmina via Snap from Ubuntu software center

Otherwise, you can use the below Snap command to install:

snap install remmina

Moreover, don’t forget to run the following command one by one for some advanced features.

sudo snap connect remmina:avahi-observe :avahi-observe
sudo snap connect remmina:cups-control :cups-control
sudo snap connect remmina:mount-observe :mount-observe
sudo snap connect remmina:password-manager-service :password-manager-service

2. Install Remmina via Ubuntu PPA

In case you don’t prefer Ubuntu software center or Snap package, use official PPA for install or upgrade. Run the below command into the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-* libfreerdp-plugins-standard

How to downgrade Remmina if Installed via PPA

If you are not satisfied with the new version, there is always a way to downgrade the software. Run the below command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next

3. Install Remmina via Flatpak

This is a relatively new way of installing software in Linux distros. Flatpak is also a universal package management system for Linux system. FlatHub is an app store where all the Linux software is available in the flatpak format. Check my tutorial if you don’t know how to use Flatpak in Ubuntu. So to install Remmina remote desktop client in Ubuntu, search it on FlatHub store and hit the install button.

Install Remmina via Flatpak
Install Remmina via Flatpak

Otherwise, you can use the below Flatpak command to install:


Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing

flatpak install flathub org.remmina.Remmina


flatpak run org.remmina.Remmina

Is this tutorial helpful? I hope it will help you to go through installing Remmina desktop client in Ubuntu system. Don’t forget to share your suggestion and experience in the comment below.

Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan is a passionate enthusiast for technology. He admires all things tech and loves to help others understand the fundamentals of Linux, servers, networking, and computer security in an understandable way without overwhelming beginners. His articles are carefully crafted with this goal in mind - making complex topics more accessible.


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