I cannot run any AppImage on Ubuntu 22.04.

Of course, I went to the propriety and put the flag on "Run as executable" but once I double-click on it nothing happen. I tried 3 AppImages but nothing happen.

Anyone knows how to fix it?

  • Check file permissions in the terminal to see if executable bit is set. Try running from the command line: errors may be displayed in the terminal that hint to the problem.
    – vanadium
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 16:50
  • Thanks for your reply. I found that i needed to install libfuse2 to make them work Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 17:06
  • OK, then you may not have a default install - probably an upgrade
    – vanadium
    Commented Apr 22, 2022 at 18:35

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Ubuntu 22.04 will no longer ship with the libfuse2 package by default. The AppImage distribution (and more generally, all existing AppImage's) are built expecting libfuse2 support. This means that AppImage's will not run on Ubuntu 22.04 by default.

The user would have to manually run:

sudo apt install libfuse2*

prior to executing any AppImage.

Reference: I get some errors related to something called “FUSE” — AppImage documentation.

  • There must be something else because libfuse2 does not help.
    – treyiii
    Commented Nov 10, 2022 at 18:14
  • As a SO fan boy, I run this command. Or more like installed the fuse2 and libfuse which meant that fuse3 was removed among other gnome packages on my Ubuntu 22.10. Only to find out it broke the Gnome desktop interface preventing any boot. So be INFORMED.
    – Lukas
    Commented Jan 24, 2023 at 14:08
  • This is the right answer, but DO NOT install fuse as this will break ubuntu-desktop
    – babelmonk
    Commented Apr 22 at 13:18

AppImages require FUSE version 2 to run. Many distributions have a working FUSE setup out-of-the-box. However if it is not working for you, you may need to install and configure FUSE manually.

For example, on Ubuntu (>= 22.04):

sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt install libfuse2

Warning: While libfuse2 is OK, do not install the fuse package as of 22.04 or you may break your system.

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    Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 11:03

So I upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 (where .appimage was working fine) to 22.04 (where .appimage isn't running anymore) when I double-click on icon it won't open when I run it using the terminal ./<.appimage name> it gives me this error

[359794:1206/185235.385867:FATAL:gpu_data_manager_impl_private.cc(1034)] The display compositor is frequently crashing. Goodbye. Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

even after I downloaded libfuse2 and made sure it was executable. I'm not sure why this works or if there's maybe something wrong with this method, but it worked for me.

You can navigate to your directory where the app is installed, open the terminal and type this ./<your .appimage name> --no-sandbox and that's it. Again I'm not really sure why this would work, but it does at least for me.


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