Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm new in UNIX. I've installed WireShark on Ubuntu 12.04 and there is no interface list in Capture section. There is only text "No interface can be used for capturing in this system with the current configuration". How can I configure system for capturing? I hope to see simple step by step tutorial.

share|improve this question

migrated from Nov 2 '12 at 14:21

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

@PedroRomano How can I migrate this question? – abilash Nov 2 '12 at 11:20
I've flagged it for moderator attention. Hopefully they'll take care of it. I am not sure if you have enough reputation to also flag it as off-topic. Otherwise you can always re-create the question on one of the other sites and delete it here. – Pedro Romano Nov 2 '12 at 11:23

You need to add yourself to the 'wireshark' group to see the interfaces.

useradd -G {group-name} username

Another alternative is running wireshark as root, but this is not recommended, as it can be exploited as an ivasion point to your PC.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .