I then tried to install FUSE & it appears to be installed now. But I still get the same error. I dont know why fre:ac stopped working, it recently worked fine. This is the portable AppImage version of "fre:ac".
After this, i tried another solution, i installed fre:ac via the GNOME software program database. But it wont recognize my cd drive in my laptop for some reason. The AppImage of it used to work fine & did recognize my CD drive.
Here are some solutions to fix the AppImage problem.
I tried this solution, it didnt appear to work (link #1)
@Aravisian , thank you. I did exactly what you said & it still gets the same error. I also tried to run the fre:ac AppImage using sudo in terminal & I still get "Cannot mount AppImage, please check your FUSE setup."
It used to work great, i have no idea why it stopped working.
This sucks because i need to rip a CD, but have no way to right now.
I use fre:ac because it has two features: the AccurateRip feature,I always use the "AccurateRip" feature to make sure all data was copied, no info was scratched/damaged. Also, "fre:ac" can download the tracklist for the CD from the online CDDB database.
Have you rebooted or run sudo modprobe fuse to load and start the module?
You can check Fuse for setup problems by opening a terminal and running fuse_tester
Have any permissions changed? Ensure that the appimage permissions include executing as a program.
Should i type "user="$(whoami)" exactly? or interchange something in it?
Also, I dont understand the alternative AppImage solutions here below, can you help me run the AppImage using these methods? i extracted the AppImage into a folder, but it doesnt say what to do after that!
"If you don't want to install FUSE, you can either mount or extract the AppImage.
To extract the contents of the AppImage, simply run the AppImage with --appimage-extract.
If the above does not work, you may still have an older type-1 AppImage. To mount the AppImage and run the application, simply run
sudo mount -o loop Some.AppImage /mnt
A type-1 AppImage is an ISO, so
sudo apt install libarchive-tools # Or any other method to get `bsdtar`
bsdtar xfp /home/me/Downloads/Some.AppImage
user@user:~/Downloads/Programs$ sudo mount -o loop '/home/user/Downloads/Programs/fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD extractor,-1.1.6-linux-x86_64.AppImage' /mnt
[sudo] password for user:
mount: /mnt: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/loop19, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
user@user:~/Downloads/Programs$ sudo mount -o loop '/home/user/Downloads/Programs/squashfs-root' /mnt
mount: /mnt: failed to setup loop device for /home/user/Downloads/Programs/squashfs-root.
user@user:~/Downloads/Programs$ sudo mount -o loop '/home/user/Downloads/Programs/fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD extractor,-1.1.6-linux-x86_64.AppImage' /mnt/opt
mount: /mnt/opt: mount point does not exist.
Jessie, you must follow the instructions. As I stated above, I was providing example names and locations. I do not have access to your computer and I cannot see where you keep your files or what their names are.
Did you get the above instructions from this page? https://docs.appimage.org/user-guide/troubleshooting/fuse.html
I highly recommend asking about your issue here:
Zorin OS comes with fuse preinstalled and if this is determined a Zorin OS issue (A recent update perhaps), we can alert the ZorinGroup to it.
We are not experts on fre:ac ; I never even heard of it until you started this thread... And those at the fre:ac Help & Support forum would likely be much more helpful than our guesses.
This likely was the Snap or Flatpak wrapped package and... I can see why it would fail to recognize anything outside of its sandbox.
You might try rolling back the appimage to a previous version: fre:ac 1.1.6
Thanks for your help. So ur advice to roll back the version helped. I also tried the most recent release. All other versions dont have the FUSE problem at all. So then, i figured out what was causing the fuse problem, its when i rename the AppImage. For example if i change: "fre ac 1.1.7-linux-x86_64.AppImage"
to: "fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD extractor-1.1.7-linux-x86_64.AppImage"
It wont start at all. But i dont get the fuse error. What causes the fuse error humorously enough is if i rename the appImage & put a comma in the file name. So it appears fre:ac works now.
Thanks for the offer to help , flatpak --list didnt work, but "flatpak list" did.
Name Application ID Version Branch Origin Installation
RetroShar… …share.retroshare-gui 0.6.6 stable flathub system
GPU Scree… ….gpu_screen_recorder 2.0.0 stable flathub system
ClamTk ….gitlab.davem.ClamTk 6.15 stable flathub system
OBS Studio com.obsproject.Studio 29.1.1 stable flathub system
XnView MP com.xnview.XnViewMP 1.4.4 stable flathub system
Pidgin im.pidgin.Pidgin 2.14.12 stable flathub system
Mini Syst… ….mini-system-monitor 1.7.0 stable flathub system
Monitorets ….jorchube.monitorets 0.10.0 stable flathub system
A Photo T… …hola.aphototoollibre 1.0.5 stable flathub system
fre:ac org.freac.freac 1.1.7 stable flathub system
TAP-plugi… …nuxAudio.Plugins.TAP 1.0.1 22.08 flathub system
SWH …nuxAudio.Plugins.swh 0.4.17 22.08 flathub system
Freedeskt… …freedesktop.Platform 22.08.11 22.08 flathub system
Mesa ….Platform.GL.default 21.1.8 20.08 flathub system
Mesa ….Platform.GL.default 21.3.9 21.08 flathub system
Mesa ….Platform.GL.default 23.0.2 22.08 flathub system
Mesa (Ext… ….Platform.GL.default 23.0.2 22.08-extra flathub system
Intel …Platform.VAAPI.Intel 20.08 flathub system
Intel …Platform.VAAPI.Intel 21.08 flathub system
Intel …Platform.VAAPI.Intel 22.08 flathub system
openh264 …op.Platform.openh264 2.1.0 2.0 flathub system
openh264 …op.Platform.openh264 2.1.0 2.2.0 flathub system
GNOME App… org.gnome.Platform 43 flathub system
GNOME App… org.gnome.Platform 44 flathub system
ZorinBlue… …theme.ZorinBlue-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinBlue… …heme.ZorinBlue-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGree… …heme.ZorinGreen-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGree… …eme.ZorinGreen-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGrey… …theme.ZorinGrey-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGrey… …heme.ZorinGrey-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinOran… …eme.ZorinOrange-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinOran… …me.ZorinOrange-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinPurp… …eme.ZorinPurple-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinPurp… …me.ZorinPurple-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinRed-… …3theme.ZorinRed-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinRed-… …theme.ZorinRed-Light 3.22 zorinos system
KDE Appli… org.kde.Platform 5.15 flathub system
KDE Appli… org.kde.Platform 5.15-21.08 flathub system
KDE Appli… org.kde.Platform 5.15-22.08 flathub system
KDE Appli… org.kde.Platform 6.4 flathub system
QGnomePla… …Theme.QGnomePlatform 5.15 flathub system
QGnomePla… …Theme.QGnomePlatform 5.15-21.08 flathub system
QGnomePla… …Theme.QGnomePlatform 5.15-22.08 flathub system
QGnomePla… …Theme.QGnomePlatform 6.4 flathub system
QtSNI ….PlatformTheme.QtSNI 5.15 flathub system
QtSNI ….PlatformTheme.QtSNI 5.15-21.08 flathub system
QGnomePla… …ePlatform-decoration 5.15 flathub system
QGnomePla… …ePlatform-decoration 5.15-21.08 flathub system
QGnomePla… …ePlatform-decoration 5.15-22.08 flathub system
QGnomePla… …ePlatform-decoration 6.4 flathub system
Kdenlive org.kde.kdenlive 23.04.1 stable flathub system
i2pd website.i2pd.i2pd 2.47.0 stable flathub system
So, for making fre:ac recognize (is it written like this?) your dvd drive, you should install flatseal:
(Run this command in the terminal, accessible with the keyboard shortcut CTRL-ALT-T, or by opening the 'Terminal' app)