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Thread: fern-wifi broken after installing update- how to fix?

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    fern-wifi broken after installing update- how to fix?

    So I launch fern-wifi and the application gui shows update to the application is available. I restarted the application as recommended by the fern-wifi gui, but the app no longer opens even after rebooting kali.

    How do I fix this? What command should I run?

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    /tmp/fern-wifi-cracker < this is new update, copy it and replace old directory in /usr/share/

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlan0 View Post
    /tmp/fern-wifi-cracker < this is new update, copy it and replace old directory in /usr/share/
    Thanks. however, I just found out that it's the shortcut that gets 'borked' when the application update button is pressed. Now I can only launch the application by navigating to the fern-wifi directory from command line.

    Does anyone know how to recreate the application link so that it will work from the kali linux GUI menu? Basically I would like the fern-wifi link in the wireless tools short to work again.

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    Try Sys Tools, Prefs, Main Menu. The rest is in there.

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    Open terminal n type:
    chmod +x /usr/share/fern-wifi-cracker/execute.py

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    @xhunt

    That command worked- thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by xhunt View Post
    Open terminal n type:
    @echo $LuciXFER - thanks for your tip- I am still finding my way around kali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xhunt View Post
    Open terminal n type: chmod +x /usr/share/fern-wifi-cracker/execute.py
    Worked perfect thank you.

    My Install was already in /usr/share.

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    another fix is open terminal type in rm '/usr/share/applications/kali-fern-wifi-cracker.desktop'
    than create a new text file in /usr/share/applications

    add
    #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=fern-wifi-cracker
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Exec=python '/usr/share/fern-wifi-cracker/execute.py'
    Icon=kali-menu.png
    StartupNotify=false
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=05-01-wireless-tools;
    X-Kali-Package=fern-wifi-cracker

    and rename the text file kali-fern-wifi-cracker and everything will work.
    Smile while you can for in the future there my be nothing to smile about.
    申し訳ありませんが、これは翻訳することができませんでした。

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    It's just about execution permits to the file...

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    fern_wifi_craker

    Quote Originally Posted by xhunt View Post
    Open terminal n type:
    thanks much it work

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    same problem

    Quote Originally Posted by dihweng View Post
    thanks much it work
    tried inputing that command in terminal, got "missing operand after" error....any help...TY

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    Quote Originally Posted by unirvrsl View Post
    tried inputing that command in terminal, got "missing operand after" error....any help...TY
    after update
    go-to /tmp/
    rename Fern-Wifi-Cracker(folder) in fern-wifi-cracker
    give this folder (renamed) & REPLACE with "the-same" locate in /usr/share/
    after..
    open a terminal in a new /usr/share/fern-wifi-cracker/
    type chmod +x execute.py (enter)..............
    close this terminal
    open another terminal in root dir & type fern-wifi-cracker

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    I followed the steps to fix the issue with fern. It worked, however the gui is broken : no pictures are displayed and it is very hard to use it now.

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    I get "No such file or directory" in terminal

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    boh! in my kali64(vm)worked-fine!!!!

    https://vimeo.com/67446862
    but .....(i think)..in this mode ...update-fern-wifi-cracker in 32BIT it is possible to """break the root directory"""
    Last edited by zimmaro; 2013-06-01 at 07:45.

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