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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.
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...
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?
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.
Last edited by acid_kewpie; 04-23-2012 at 08:50 AM.
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
I have made wireshark.sh executable script. containing command wireshark. but no result. plz help....