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Wireshark fails to start

asked 2020-04-22 07:30:29 +0000

CodeWritten gravatar image

updated 2020-04-22 07:31:44 +0000

`root@localhost:~# wireshark

qt.qpa.xcb: could not connect to display qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin "xcb" i n "" even though it was found. This application failed to start because no Qt platform plug in could be initialized. Reinstalling the application may fi x this problem.

Available platform plugins are: eglfs, linuxfb, minimal, min imalegl, offscreen, vnc, xcb.



How do i fix this?

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answered 2020-04-22 09:23:37 +0000

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You're doing it wrong, that is don't run Wireshark as root. See this blogpost for instance, or this enlightening piece.

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Oh, being on SSH doesn't matter then? Tried running as a non superuser, exact same error It's prolly bc I'm SSHing into the machine that's running Linux lmao

CodeWritten gravatar imageCodeWritten ( 2020-04-22 16:15:57 +0000 )edit

It seems the issue is Wireshark needs something it doesn't have EDIT: Tried VNCing into it Same error What am I missing?

CodeWritten gravatar imageCodeWritten ( 2020-04-26 17:37:02 +0000 )edit

It still won't work I'm SSHing into the machine VNC got the same result I tried running rootless

CodeWritten gravatar imageCodeWritten ( 2020-04-29 00:36:17 +0000 )edit

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