Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447994
wireshark hangs when clicking on Capture Interfaces "Options"
Last modified: 2009-07-14 12:24:46 EDT
Description of problem:
Clicking on the "Options" button in the Capture Interfaces dialog causes
wireshark to hang completely.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open wireshark
2. click Capture->Interfaces
3. click "Options" on any interface in the list
can you please start wireshark from console/terminal and let me know what it
says? also if you can install the debuginfo package and send me a core.dump file.
I am starting it from the terminal, and there is no output. It doesn't crash,
so it doesn't create a core dump file. I have to kill it manually to recover,
or click the X close box and wait for the "this window isn't responding" to pop up.
I still can't reproduce your issue even with wireshark 1.0.3. Can you please retest with the latest version? Also remove ~/.wireshark directory and root/.wireshark
I experienced this "bug" also.
When wireshark starts, a small message window pops up in the upper left corner of the desktop warning the user about running programs as root, and waits for user input (click the "OK" button). The main application window quickly covers it, and the main window won't respond until the user clicks OK on the 1st message window.
Thought I'd post this to save someone else a problem.
Created attachment 325800 [details]
I'm seeing this on Fedora 10 (wireshark 1.0.3-1.fc10) with ~/.wireshark/ removed. I'm attaching the stacktrace from gdb.
I no longer see this issue. I'm currently using 1.0.3-1.fc10.
(In reply to comment #5)
> I'm seeing this on Fedora 10 (wireshark 1.0.3-1.fc10) with ~/.wireshark/
> removed. I'm attaching the stacktrace from gdb.
Are you sure you dismissed the pop-under dialog box that says "Running as user root and group root. This could be dangerous."? It gets me every time, but my original issue was different, only hanging after clicking "Options".
> Are you sure you dismissed the pop-under dialog box...
Yes. I'm not sure how you could see this bug if you don't. With the dialog up, I can't bring up the dialog with the "Options" button. The UI is unresponsive but not frozen.
I also see this issue with wireshark-1.0.5-1.fc10.i386, clicking on any button within the Capture Interfaces window causes wireshark to hang.
Killing the running dumpcap process allows wireshark to continue. Strangely this only happens for certain user accounts on my machine, however I have not been able to determine what is different between working and non-working accounts.
Removing the ~/.wireshark directory makes no difference to this behaviour.
I too faced the same problem.
If you want to start capturing packets using an interface,
then you can follow below procedure.
1. Edit -> preferences -> Capture
You can select the interface name and save it.
Packets can then be captured by pressing 'Start a new live capture' icon.
I just upgraded to FC 10 and running wireshark-1.0.5-1.fc10.i386 I have this problem, too. I started it from the terminal and get no output. If I click on "List the available interfaces" and then select "wlan0" wireshark hangs like everyone else is reporting.
However the workaround in Comment #9 worked for me.
This issue is fixed by the following SIGPIPE patch, as applied to upstream SVN.
Could this patch be applied to the current Fedora package until it's available in an upstream release?
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This is definitely still an issue in Fedora 10. I haven't tried F11.
This isn't my bug so I can't change the version, it is IS still an issue.
I can confirm it's fixed upstream in the version that's shipped with F11.
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