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Old 03-24-2005, 11:07 PM   #1
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getting ethereal to launch


After typing

yum check-update

I saw that I had ethereal installed on my computer. I must have it installed for it to want to update the file.

I went to bash and tried typing

Ethereal

both as root and regular user

then, because *Nix is case-sensitive, I tried

ethereal

Both times I get the error

command not found.

Am I supposed to launch this through another program that uses ethereal as the background?

I'm using FC3 and don't see anything in the Kicker menu that seems to correspond to ethereal, but I'm not 100% sure.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-25-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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i guess you didn't install it properly, running "ethereal" as root should load it up.
 
Old 03-25-2005, 10:14 PM   #3
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That doesn't make sense since I installed it at distro install time.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 09:42 AM   #4
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does anyone know if this is a Fedora Core 3-specific problem? I just tried it on my other FC3 machine and I get the same error.

Bash doesn't know what the command is.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 12:13 PM   #5
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Hi,

the command is ethereal, not Ethereal.

With Debian and RedHat packages, normal users can only run ethereal so that it captures packets on the loopback interface (I believe)... maybe on FC they cannot run it at all (which seems logical to me : such tools may be really harmfull in bad hands).

Didn't you try to 'locate' ethereal, so that you can check wether the program is on root's path ?

I don't think that this is a FC issue... ethereal is used by lots of people and such a problem would have been noticed and fixed.

Last remark : ethereal is run through a front end, so you need to 'xhost +' as the user that owns the X session and then "export DISPLAY=:0.0" as root, so that root can run graphical programs.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 02:42 PM   #6
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I use fc3 and I was shocked to find that I didn't have it either. It is supposed to be in /usr/sbin/ethereal but it just isn't there. there is a text based version called tethereal .

Then I did some research and did this command:
yum install ethereal-gnome

Then it worked.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 06:21 PM   #7
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thanks ben! You completely solved my problem!

I needed to get the program up and running for a final senior university project.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 04:43 PM   #8
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I had the same problem, googled and found this page. Thanks for the help, fixed my problem!
 
  


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