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I'm unable to start wireshark on my mac. wireshark version is 1.12.4.

I'm currently using mac osx 10.10 yosemite, when I start wireshark(both 64bit and 32 bit version),it will just quit immediately after showing icon in th dock. When I start it in the terminal, I face the following errors:

jinxuans-MacBook-Air:~ jinxuanw$ wireshark 
2015-05-09 21:42:06.953 defaults[56605:372907] 
The domain/default pair of (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication, AppleAquaColorVariant) does not exist
2015-05-09 21:42:06.965 defaults[56606:372913] 
The domain/default pair of (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication, AppleHighlightColor) does not exist
./ line 38: gtkrc: Permission denied
cp: /Applications/ No such file or directory

(wireshark-bin:56595): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
    Using the fallback 'C' locale.

(wireshark-bin:56595): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Any suggestion to solve this issue?

Addition: I have tried to reinstall xquartz and create symbolic link in /usr/X11. Xquartz version is 2.7.7

asked 09 May '15, 21:48

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jinxuan wu
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edited 09 May '15, 21:52


Maybe try the developer version 1.99, which uses QT?

(10 May '15, 02:44) Jasper ♦♦

I just tried 1.99 64bit version, by start with wireshark -withqt it worked. Thank you for your advice.

(10 May '15, 10:30) jinxuan wu

What happens if you type "xterm" as a command?

(10 May '15, 15:07) Guy Harris ♦♦

Did you reboot after creating the symlink?

(04 Jun '15, 12:51) Joe C

you have to install XQuartz and wireshark. once installed start X11 (located in /Application/Utilities/X11). you have to wait a few minutes the first time and then try to start wireshark. you may get an error prompt or the begining wireshark prompt will disapper with opening the dashboard (the dashboard can take a few seconds to appear). you have to work at it the first time as it runs a bit clunky. once you get it going the first time, subsequent times are not difficult.

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