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Old 04-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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How to start wireshark at every time when I login


Assalam o Alaikum!

I am using fedora 14. I want to start wireshark at login time. For this I edit in /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add the command to start wireshark. But it is not working what is solution please guide me.

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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see the bash man page and look what's happening during login
 
Old 04-23-2012, 05:53 AM   #3
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use crontab or cron intead. It can be configured to start any program on proper time.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for replies. How to see bash man page to see whats going on during login time? I mean normally we can see man page as --help or man mkdir? Please tell me how can i see bash man page thanks...
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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why would you want to start wireshark? What do you actually mean? you can't start a GUI program in rc.local, you would need to start it when a user logs in. It doesn't sound like a good think to actually want to do... worth backing up and describing what problem you're trying to solve, not how you wish to solve it.
 
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:27 AM   #6
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Thanks. this is new info for me that we can't start GUI pgm at start via rc.local. Actually I am working on task to develop a script to turn on automatically 4 OSs systems, assign them interfaces, routes and turn on wireshark in two middle OSs. I hope you understand what I am trying to do. Currently I am doing this via /home/user/.bashrc and add wireshark command but problem is that it is not what I want. Via this It turns on wireshark very earlier and can't do any thing else with out closing wireshark. My task is completed but I want to make it as easier as possible. For this I need your helps...
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:29 AM   #7
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I really don't think wireshark is the right tool for whatever you actually need to do... maybe tshark could be useful, or tcpdump, but a gui... I can't see it.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:39 AM   #8
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Okay, good opinions. I really appreciate your helps. Actually tcpdump is also using but this is assigned some other members. Ok thank you so much. But I still want to know if some one needs to open GUI pgms at start then how can he do it?
 
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under gnome there's a location like ~/.config/autostart where you can run code when gnome loads.
 
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Okay I will try it. Thanks
 
Old 04-23-2012, 07:08 AM   #11
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e.g.:
Code:
[schneidz@hyper ~]$ cat .bash_profile 
# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
	. ~/.bashrc
fi

# User specific environment and startup programs

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

export PATH

#/home/schneidz/nfs-w/leaderboard.ksh &

echo \~ \"\" \$ \^ \&\& \( \) \{ \} \>\> \@ \: \| \_ >> /home/schneidz/.bash_history

alias grep='grep --color=auto'

nautilus &
 
Old 04-23-2012, 07:09 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by schneidz View Post
e.g.:
Code:
[schneidz@hyper ~]$ cat .bash_profile 
# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
	. ~/.bashrc
fi

# User specific environment and startup programs

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

export PATH

#/home/schneidz/nfs-w/leaderboard.ksh &

echo \~ \"\" \$ \^ \&\& \( \) \{ \} \>\> \@ \: \| \_ >> /home/schneidz/.bash_history

alias grep='grep --color=auto'

nautilus &
eww no.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 08:20 AM   #13
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eww no.
hey acid. why you no like ?
 
Old 04-23-2012, 08:49 AM   #14
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why would you run nautilus EVERY time you create a bash instance anywhere? there are proper mechanisms to do it, and they should be used. your way, I'm fairly sure you'd get a new instance of wireshark (without root access so only able to read capture files, not live network traffic) every time you opened a new terminal window etc.

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Old 04-24-2012, 02:05 AM   #15
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Assalam o Alaikum!
I am still unable to start gui applications at login time. What I did:
[zohaib_shaikh@Zohaib ~]$ cd .config/
[zohaib_shaikh@Zohaib .config]$ cd autostart
[zohaib_shaikh@Zohaib autostart]$ ls
qstart.desktop wireshark.sh

I have made wireshark.sh executable script. containing command wireshark. but no result. plz help....
 
  


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