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Ethereal-dev: Re: [Ethereal-dev] Interfaces listing problem

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From: "Gisle Vanem" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 15:40:37 +0200
"bof" <[email protected]> said:

> I've previously had Ethereal running happily on a Sony Vaio laptop under 
> Windows ME, but after updating the OS to Win 2k no Interfaces appear in 
> the dropdown list.
> I can access the interfaces successfully by manually entering:
> "Realtek RTL8139(A)-based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter: 
> \Device\NPF_{088DD64B-E4EB-488A-BED2-DBFEC3F7F8CF}"

If it works by manually entering the device-name, you have WinPcap
installed all right. The reason the device doesn't appear in list may be
because some newline (or other control char) in the device description
is confusing the GTK list widget. 

It would probably be better to massage this description so it contains
no newline, <tab> etc. The first part (before a "    |[\r\n]" should be
sufficient to select the correct device.