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I'm on ubuntu 14.04. 'wireshark --version' report: "wireshark: 4351".

I start up wireshark, select an interface and begin to capture packets. If I hit the stop button, I can't start again. After stopping packet capture, if I hit the blue fin button ("Start Capturing Packets") packet capture doesn't resume.

I can a notification at the bottom of the UI that says "No Interface Selected".

I haven't been able to figure out how to select an interface at this point.

asked 24 Mar '16, 03:28

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Your version number looks a bit odd, what does it show in Help -> About Wireshark?

(24 Mar '16, 03:57) grahamb ♦

You can't restart it once you stop. If you do that, you fundamentally break the packet trace. You can start a new capture after either saving or continuing without saving. If you go to capture options you'll be able to select the interface.

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answered 24 Mar '16, 04:22

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