How-to Install Viber on Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid 64bit GNU-Linux

June 9th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Viber QuickStart for Xubuntu Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Viber Messaging and Free Calls Software on Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet amd64 GNU+Linux Desktop.

Viber for Linux lets you send free Messages and make Free Calls to other Viber users on any device and network, in any country!

Viber Syncs your contacts and messages with your mobile device.

Viber for Linux Main Features:

  • Text, photo, sticker and emoticons messages
  • Group conversations
  • Call any Viber user for free with HD sound quality
  • Full sync between your mobile and your Linux
  • Seamlessly transfer calls between Viber Desktop and the Viber app with one click or tap
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Messages are shown on all devices

On Viber Your Phone Number is your ID. To Activating Viber for Xubuntu Linux You’ll need First to Install it on Your Mobile Device!

How-to Install Viber for Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Featured
  1. Download Viber Installer for Xubuntu:

    Viber .deb 64bit Package
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Xubuntu Viber QuickStart - Open Terminal
  3. Checking/Installing GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If Not there (No Output) then:

    sudo apt-get install gdebi

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  4. Installing Viber for Xubuntu Linux

    sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/viber.deb
  5. Making a Viber Symlink for Easy Launching from Terminal

    sudo ln -s /opt/viber/Viber /usr/local/bin/viber

    Launching from Terminal:

  6. Editing the Viber App Launcher (Amend the Paths)

    sudo nano /usr/share/applications/viber.desktop

    Change the Exec & Path as:


    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)
    Installing Viber for Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid - install first on mobile device

  7. Then You can fully Enjoy the Viber Call & Messaging on Xubuntu Linux!

Installing Viber for Xubuntu 15.04 Vivid - Viber UI

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