ERROR "user acidic-mind" does not exist

asked 2018-11-22 22:22:39 +0000

Hello, i am attempting to start and learn about wireshark hands on. I have Fedora 28 and i have installed wireshark through the terminal already and just made an account with wireshark. This is what i am having problems with

" [[email protected] ~]# usermod -a -G wireshark acidic-mind usermod: user 'acidic-mind' does not exist "

Am i doing something wrong or is there just a lag between when the account is created and when the databases are updated so we are able to sign in?

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What do you mean by "just made an account with wireshark"?

Do you mean that you added the "acidic-mind" account to use with Wireshark, and some other account is the account you log in with?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2018-11-22 23:45:24 +0000 )edit

When í go to start capturing, it tells me to sign in (í didn't know that you had to sign up to use it) so í signed up for(what í thought was) the wireshark group....this is the site to make an account right? Might not matter anyway, accidentally formatted the wrong partition and now í have to figure out how to boot from my windows dvd through fedora rescue mode in command prompt.....hopefully my live usb will save the day.

Sorry if i wasn't clear enough

acidic-mind gravatar imageacidic-mind ( 2018-11-23 16:52:52 +0000 )edit

When í go to start capturing, it tells me to sign in (í didn't know that you had to sign up to use it)

If by "it" you mean Wireshark, Wireshark doesn't have a "sign in" screen. What exactly is this display where you're asked to sign in?

Guy Harris gravatar imageGuy Harris ( 2018-11-23 18:39:02 +0000 )edit

I can't put the exact dialogue on because my pc won't boot now, but it states "permission denied, are you part of the wireshark group? Use "usermod -a -G wireshark username_" i have to use the terminal to 'login'

acidic-mind gravatar imageacidic-mind ( 2018-11-23 20:30:34 +0000 )edit