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Hi When I try to open wireshark, I am getting error as shown below.


$ sudo wireshark Password: 2011-10-20 17:42:15.677 defaults[3179:903] The domain/default pair of (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication, AppleAquaColorVariant) does not exist 2011-10-20 17:42:15.707 defaults[3180:903] The domain/default pair of (kCFPreferencesAnyApplication, AppleHighlightColor) does not exist dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libpixman-1.0.dylib Referenced from: /Applications/ Reason: image not found Trace/BPT trap


FYI.. I have XQuartz 2.6.3 (xorg-server 1.10.3) Wireshark 1.6.1


asked 20 Oct '11, 17:52

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If you don't have the Apple built-in version of X11 installed, Wireshark will not work. It is NOT sufficient to install Xquartz from, as XQuartz doesn't install its libraries in /usr/X11/lib, and Wireshark is built to work with the Apple built-in version of X11 (so users don't have to install XQuartz) and thus it expects the X11 libraries to be in /usr/X11/lib. If /usr/X11/lib is empty, you don't have the built-in version of X11 installed.

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answered 21 Oct '11, 13:08

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I dont have build-in version of X11. I got freshly installed OS from apple store. It didnt have ant X11. How would i get one.


(04 Nov '11, 00:23) mystick_peaks

You should have gotten an installation DVD of Snow Leopard with your system, if "freshly installed OS" means it came with a machine you bought (if you bought a Snow Leopard DVD from the Apple Store, you obviously have an installation DVD).

Insert it into your optical drive; there should be an "Optional Installs" folder. Double-click on that; there should be an "Optional Installs.mpkg" package file. Double-click on that and follow the installation steps; when it gets to the "Custom Install" screen, open up "Applications" and select "X11". Continue with the installation process.

(04 Nov '11, 18:17) Guy Harris ♦♦

Actually its work laptop, so i dont have installation disk, is there any other way?

(04 Nov '11, 21:40) mystick_peaks


You go to whoever in your organization supplied you with the laptop, tell them you need to have X11 installed on your laptop, and give them the instructions I gave you if they ask you how to install X11.

(05 Nov '11, 00:42) Guy Harris ♦♦
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