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Just downloaded Wireshark on Debian it says it couldn't run /usr/bin/dumpcap in child process: permission denied

asked 2018-10-03 04:36:09 +0000

jimska gravatar image

"couldn't run /usr/bin/dumpcap in child process: permission denied" How do I grant it permission? Through the terminal?

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answered 2018-10-03 09:04:07 +0000

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You should have had a setup dialog about privilege setup. Anyway read here how to set this up properly: /usr/share/doc/wireshark-common/README.Debian. You probably need to add your username to the wireshark group, logout and login again and see how it goes.

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it still will not grant permission and I can't access /usr/share/doc/wireshark-common/README.Debian saying bash: /usr/share/doc/wireshark-common/README.Debian: Permission denied

jimska gravatar imagejimska ( 2018-10-03 16:56:31 +0000 )edit

It's a text file explaining what to do, not a script to execute (hence the Permission denied). Try typing less /usr/share/doc/wireshark-common/README.Debian

Jaap gravatar imageJaap ( 2018-10-03 17:27:28 +0000 )edit

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