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I installed Wireshark from the Ubuntu software center (running Ubuntu version 13.10) and got no error messages after.

The problem is that Wireshark splash window closes halfway through the progress bar and then nothing more happens.

I tried to uninstall/remove again and install using terminal and apt-get and again no error messages, but same thing happens.

Any idea what I can try or have done wrong?

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try to run wireshark from terminal and post it's o/p. – Avinash Raj Feb 9 '14 at 12:48
There are something things you can do output after typing wireshark in terminal 2.go to there website and check if there exist any bug that may cause such behavior, you may also get an solution there. – Registered User Feb 9 '14 at 12:54

You should start Wireshark with root privilege to get your jobs done. You can do this by:

Press Alt+F2 and enter gksu wireshark; you can then do the capturing jobs.

Or, open a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and enter the command:

gksu wireshark &
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