Great! I've screwed up WireShark!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BFEINZIMER, Jan 21, 2008.


    Jan 5, 2008
    Hey quys, hopefully this is a quick and easy fix.

    I ran these 2 commands from this whitepaper: (scroll halfway down page)

    Commands I actually ran:

    sudo sysctl -w
    sudo sysctl -w
    --so then wireshark crashes on every launch, so I try to fix by running--
    sudo sysctl -w
    sudo sysctl -w
    --but everything is still no go. any idea on a fix? thanks ALOT guys...i feel kinda dumb with this one.
  2. BFEINZIMER thread starter Guest

    Jan 5, 2008
    Updated X11, unistalled MacPorts, reinstalled MacPorts and WireShark. Still crashes:

    Last login: Mon Jan 21 17:18:24 on tty??
    brian-feinzimers-macbook:~ brianf$ /opt/local/bin/wireshark ; exit;
    The application 'wireshark' lost its connection to the display /tmp/launch-g6H5CR/:0;
    most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
    the application.

    [Process completed]

  3. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2006
    I'm not really too sure, but I think your problem has nothing to do with the commands you ran. Instead, you may need to start before running wireshark. Wireshark has never worked successfully for you, has it? It's a graphical program, which means you need an X server running before you start it. Sometimes X11-requiring programs can start X on their own, but I think that's (temporarily?) broken in Leopard.
  4. BFEINZIMER thread starter Guest

    Jan 5, 2008
    No it has always worked. Once you ask wireshark to launch (and I've tried through a launcher, terminal) it launches X11 then tries to launch wireshark, at which point X11 crashes. All this started RIGHT after those commands...thanks for the much awaited reply tho..any other takes? please...
  5. cvillepete macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2012
    Did you ever find a solution?

    Just came across this extremely old thread and while I don't like reviving old threads, this one needs closure. Did you just have to reinstall your OS?

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