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I recently installed Mountain Lion and then Wireshark stopped working. Before, with Snow Leopard, Wireshark worked well. I upgraded X11 to the latest version, but if I launch Wireshark (even with X11 already running), nothing seems to happen. Any ideas? Thanks and greeting from Italy.

asked 05 Sep '12, 16:00

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edited 05 Sep '12, 16:41

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You might want to have a look at bug 3760; it might be relevant.

(05 Sep '12, 16:48) cmaynard ♦♦

Possibly, but it seems like the symptom of that particular bug (which is not stated in the report) would be that Wireshark opens but displays no capture interfaces because the privilege-setting script is not run at startup (since ML doesn't support startup items). For the problem here ("nothing seems to happen"), it sounds like the user does not see the main Wireshark window at all.

(05 Sep '12, 16:57) helloworld

Actually, my machine does continue to support startup items, including ChmodBPF, since I upgraded it from Lion to Mountain Lion.

(06 Sep '12, 15:48) Guy Harris ♦♦

Finally resolved (!) after installing ChmodBPF (thanks cmaynard!).

(09 Sep '12, 11:19) carlogiga

I assume you installed XQuartz on ML. I suggest uninstalling Wireshark and reinstalling a fresh copy (by dragging the Wireshark icon from your Application directory to the Trash, and then running the Mac installer for Wireshark).

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