How to run software AppImage file on Linux?

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2024-02-26 13:01

Step 1: Make the AppImage file executable 

Open up the folder that contains the AppImage file you've downloaded in a file browser,  right-click on the AppImage file with your mouse, select Properties, and go to the Permissions tab. Make sure you select the box "Allow executing file as program". Close the Properties window. Please see the following screenshot as reference. (Note: Your screen may vary depending on which linux version and file browser you use).

appimage to run

Step 2: Run the AppImage file

Once you've set executable permissions for the AppImage file, you can run the software in one of two ways:

  1. In a file browser, double-click the AppImage file to run, or right-click on the file and select the Run option.
  2. On a command line, type the name of the AppImage file preceded by the characters ./, then hit the Enter key to execute the command. For example:
Error Analysis:
If you encountered difficulty, please run the AppImage from command line, it will show detail error message.
dlopen(): error loading

AppImages require FUSE to run.
You might still be able to extract the contents of this AppImage
if you run it with the --appimage-extract option.
for more information

If the error message is the like the following:
cannot load Qt platform plugin "xcb", please run the following command first:

>sudo apt install libxcb-xinerama0
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