How-to Install Viber on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial 64bit GNU+Linux

February 18th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Viber Quick-Start for Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial




Hello Lubuntu User! This Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Viber Messaging and Free Calls Software on Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS amd64 GNU/Linux Desktop.

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

Furthermore 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

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

How-to Install Viber for Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux 16.04 Xenial Lubuntu Viber Quick-Start - open terminal
  2. Download Viber Installer for Lubuntu:

    Viber .deb 64bit Package
  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. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or the Temporary directory /tmp)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

    To Verify that it’s there List the contents with:

    ls .
  5. Installing Viber for Lubuntu Linux

    sudo gdebi ./viber.deb
  6. Making a Viber Symlink for Easy Launching from Terminal

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

    Launching from Terminal:

    viber
  7. Fixing Viber App Launcher

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

    Change the Exec & Path as:

    Exec=viber
    Path=/opt/viber
    

    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)
    Installing Viber for Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial - install first on mobile device

  8. Then You can fully Enjoy the Viber Call & Messaging on Lubuntu Linux!

Installing Viber for Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial - Viber UI

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