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I'm using wireshark on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and everytime I press Start, wireshark freezes. I have tried 'export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0' with no result.

Errors:

OBJECT (object)' failed
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_set_name: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GObject'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_qdata_full: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkRange'
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_range_get_adjustment: assertion 'GTK_IS_RANGE (range)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkOrientable'
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_orientable_get_orientation: assertion 'GTK_IS_ORIENTABLE (orientable)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkScrollbar'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkWidget'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GObject'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_get_qdata: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_set_name: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GObject'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_qdata_full: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkRange'
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_range_get_adjustment: assertion 'GTK_IS_RANGE (range)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkOrientable'
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_orientable_get_orientation: assertion 'GTK_IS_ORIENTABLE (orientable)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkScrollbar'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkWidget'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GObject'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_get_qdata: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_set_name: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GObject'
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_qdata_full: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkRange'
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_range_get_adjustment: assertion 'GTK_IS_RANGE (range)' failed
(wireshark:3669): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkOrientable'
(wireshark:3669): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_orientable_get_orientation: assertion 'GTK_IS_ORIENTABLE

It just repeats.

asked 20 Feb '15, 09:17

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edited 20 Feb '15, 09:38

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Solved, I initially installed wireshark from another source which was an older version. Got an official version from wireshark using the ppa given by grahamb.

Below are solutions to all the problems that I ran into while installing Wireshark.

1)To install stable wireshark on Debian/Ubuntu (I installed on 14.04):
sudo add-get-repository ppa:wireshark-dev/stable sudo apt-get update. sudo apt-get install wireshark

2)I first ran into a problem where my interfaces (eth0, wlan0 etc.) where not showing up. In order to get them to show up. If your interfaces are not showing up enter the code below:

sudo usermod -a -G wireshark $USER sudo reboot

3)Wireshark freezing when clicking start after selecting an interface. If you type wireshark in your terminal, you would be able to see any errors that might come up which is helpful. I had the errors show up as shown above and were fixed by the code shown below. Make sure you install the stable version because the errors I've listed above had no fix since i was not using an official and stable version:

export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0

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answered 21 Feb '15, 16:47

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Thanks. Using only:

export LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0

solved entirely my problem where the latest build of wireshark-gtk fails entirely and core dumps after a while.

(11 Mar '15, 04:43) lowdef
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