I installed Teamviewer 8 on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) today and started getting frequent random internal error messages.
I did not capture all of the details but this portion led me to a solution when I searched for it:
lsb_release crashed with IOError in getstatusoutput(): [Errno 10] No child processes
To fix the error first open the Terminal.
Next change directory to /opt/teamviewer8/tv_bin/script:
Make a backup copy of tvw_main:
sudo cp tvw_main tvw_main.bak
Open tvw_main in the nano text editor:
sudo nano tvw_main
Edit the file as per the screenshot below:
- comment out lsb_release -a
- comment out lsb_release -ds > “$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/distrelease”
After make_path “$WINEPREFIX/drive_c” make a new line and paste the following:
cat /etc/lsb-release | grep DESCRIPTION | cut -f2 -d= | sed 's/\"//g' > "$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/distrelease"
Save tvw_main and exit nano – Ctrl + O, Enter, Ctrl +X.