How to start Wireshark not as root user on SLES
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 3 (SLED 11 SP3)
If that is not desired, users have to start wireshark from a terminal.
On SLES/SLED 11:
For a global change, edit as root:
and either remove the whole line, or add a "#" at beginning of the line:
That change will be undone with each wireshark update, though.
To do this permanently for a user, copy the above wireshark.desktop file to:
and proceed as above. Then make sure the user logs off and on again.
Same configuration file, only the necessary changes differ. Edit /usr/share/applications/wireshark.desktop and search for:
Exec=/usr/bin/xdg-su -c /usr/bin/wireshark %f
Change the line to:
Save the file and log off and on again.
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- Creation Date: 15-Jun-2015
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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