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    Question Ubuntu + Atheros adapter + wireshark

    Hi to all!

    I've got a little problem with my Acer Aspire 5220 laptop and Ubuntu 64bit. Actually I can't use Wireshark with my WiFi adapter (An Atheros AR5BXB63). The adapter works well (I am connected through it) but Wireshark's interfaces list is just empty and there is no way to make it work. Can someone help me please?

    I'm a beginner so please be comprehensive with me ^^ and sorry for my english

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    Re: Ubuntu + Atheros adapter + wireshark

    I found the solution - I just had to run Wireshark as root ^^ sorry for the stupid post, I'm an absolute beginner with linux..

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    Re: Ubuntu + Atheros adapter + wireshark

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthDakota91 View Post
    I found the solution - I just had to run Wireshark as root ^^ sorry for the stupid post, I'm an absolute beginner with linux..
    Not a stupid post, helped me figure it out. and ive been using linux for a few years off and on haha.

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    Re: Ubuntu + Atheros adapter + wireshark

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan461 View Post
    Not a stupid post, helped me figure it out. and ive been using linux for a few years off and on haha.
    I totally agree..
    When I didn't get any interfaces.. figured I had munged it up..
    but.. decided to try running from the command line..

    Code:
    sudo /usr/bin/wireshark &
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    Re: Ubuntu + Atheros adapter + wireshark

    Thanks buddy, you helped me

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