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I'm working on a plugin and want to display debug data. I've done this before with another plugin I built a couple of years ago, but now I can't even get the debug console to display! I've got the preference set correctly ("always"), but the only time a debug console is displayed is the first time after I install Wireshark. When I close WS and open it again there's no debug console. I've done everything I can thing of and can't get it to work. I'm currently using 1.8.0, but had the same problem in 1.6.7. I'm guessing the problem is peculiar to my installation because I just tried 1.6.7 on another PC I use WS on (but don't develop on it). Any ideas?

asked 23 Jul '12, 11:57

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I do get the debug console every time when I open Wireshark (1.8.0) on Windows 7.

I'm guessing the problem is peculiar to my installation because

I agree. Is there any interfering software (AV, Desktop Firewall, Endpoint Protection, IDS, etc.) installed on your computer? If so, please uninstall it and try again. Maybe one of those tools blocks the debug console.

BTW: What is your OS?

Regards
Kurt

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answered 23 Jul '12, 12:33

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Kurt Knochner ♦
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Windows XP in a corporate environment, so lots of stuff like McAfee that I can't remove.

Would you happen to know which source code module WS uses to launch the debug console. I may have to poke around a build WS with some added debug statements.

(23 Jul '12, 13:42) ddwashbu

Would you happen to know which source code module WS uses to launch the debug console.

Please see here:

http://anonsvn.wireshark.org/wireshark/trunk/ui/gtk/main.c
void create_console(void)

(24 Jul '12, 12:21) Kurt Knochner ♦
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