Wireshark for Linux: No interface is listed.

You are using Debian, you installed wireshark, launched it and found that there was no interface (under interface list) for wireshark to capture; you checked /etc/group and did not find a group known as wireshark, then it is most likely libpcap-dev not installed.

sudo apt-get install libpcap-dev

sudo dpkg-reconfigure wireshark-common. A ncurse screen appears asking if you allow non-root user to use wireshark to sniff, choose yes. The group wireshark should appear.

Check /etc/group, you should see a group known as wireshark, then add your username into group wireshark:

sudo gpasswd -a username wireshark.

logout and login you desktop environment and launch wireshark again, you should see interface/s under interface list.

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2 Responses to Wireshark for Linux: No interface is listed.

  1. car says:

    Thank you!! very useful!

  2. cyruslab says:

    I am glad this post helps 😀

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