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fuse4x installs properly but kext doesn't get loaded (10.8) #13647

SockPants opened this Issue Jul 27, 2012 · 6 comments


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There were no peculiarities during install. I tried installing it again, nothing changed. Does anyone have fuse4x working on 10.8?

The error I get is when using sshfs:

$ sshfs /Volumes/VPS
execl: No such file or directory
fuse4x kernel extension was not loaded. Please check /var/log/system.log for more information.

/var/log/system.log contained no mention of 'fuse'.


anatol commented Jul 27, 2012


did you follow instructions from brew info fuse4x-kext

Also check if other log files contain info related to fuse4x: /var/log/debug.log /var/log/kernel.log (Apple all the time changes name for output kernel log file)


smarek commented Aug 23, 2012

I propose this bug to be closed, exactly these steps are solving the issue, recently tested on 10.8


jacknagel commented Aug 23, 2012


@jacknagel jacknagel closed this Aug 23, 2012

I am having the same problem and following the instructions provided in brew info fuse4x-kext did not fix the problem. Now I am getting as a pop-up message the following error in /var/log/system.log:[12]: Can't load /Library/Extensions/fuse4x.kext - authentication problems.

Does this have to do perhaps with permissions settings on some file?

dazld commented Mar 25, 2013

Followed instructions on brew info as above - and worked, but would be nice to have this as a warning when installing sshfs directly. Had to come here for help!


sandrewh commented May 30, 2013

I had to run sudo chgrp -R wheel /Library/Extensions/fuse4x.kext to fix authentication problems error.

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