How to run selenium on linux?

by aliya.yundt , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to run selenium on linux?

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2 answers

by thelma.stanton , 7 months ago


To run Selenium on Linux, you can follow these steps:

  1. Install Java Development Kit (JDK): Selenium requires JDK to run. You can install the latest version of OpenJDK or Oracle JDK on your Linux system. For example, to install OpenJDK on Ubuntu, run the following command: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install openjdk-11-jdk
  2. Install a web browser: Selenium can automate different web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, etc. Install the required web browser(s) on your Linux system. For example, to install Google Chrome, you can refer to the official documentation for your Linux distribution.
  3. Download Selenium standalone server: Selenium requires a standalone server to execute tests. You can download the Selenium standalone server from the official Selenium website ( Choose the latest version and download the JAR file.
  4. Set up WebDriver(s): WebDriver is an API used by Selenium to interact with web browsers. Download the required WebDriver(s) based on the browser(s) you want to automate. For example, if you want to automate Chrome, download ChromeDriver. Place the WebDriver executable(s) in a location accessible to your system's PATH variable. This allows Selenium to locate the WebDriver(s) while executing tests.
  5. Write your Selenium code: You can use your preferred programming language like Java, Python, etc., to write Selenium tests. Set up a project and include the Selenium library/jar files in your project's dependencies.
  6. Run Selenium tests: After writing your Selenium tests, you can execute them using your chosen programming language's test execution framework (JUnit, TestNG, etc.) or by running your code directly. For example, if you have a Java project using Maven or Gradle, you can run tests using the respective commands, such as mvn test or ./gradlew test.

That's it! You should now be able to run Selenium on your Linux system and automate web browsers for testing or other purposes.


by mose , 2 months ago


To run Selenium on Linux, you typically need to follow these steps:

  1. Set up the environment: Ensure you have Java installed on your Linux system. You can check by running the command java -version in the terminal. If Java is not installed, you can install it as mentioned in the previous response.
  2. Download the necessary Selenium files: Download the Selenium standalone server JAR file from the official Selenium website. You can use wget command to download the file directly from the terminal.
  3. Download the required WebDriver: Download the WebDriver executable for the browser you intend to automate. For example, if you are using Chrome, download ChromeDriver.
  4. Set up the WebDriver: Make the downloaded WebDriver executable by changing its permissions with chmod +x chromedriver for ChromeDriver, and place it in a directory that is in your system's PATH. Alternatively, you can specify the path to the WebDriver in your Selenium script.
  5. Write your Selenium test script: You can write your Selenium test script using your preferred programming language and Selenium's API. Save the script with the appropriate file extension (.java, .py, etc.).
  6. Execute the Selenium script: To run the Selenium script, you can execute it via a programming language-specific test runner. For example, if you are using Java, you can compile and run the Java file that contains your Selenium script. Ensure that the Selenium standalone server is running before executing the tests.

Remember to handle browser-specific versions, dependencies, and compatibility issues while setting up and running Selenium tests on Linux. Also, ensure you have the necessary permissions to download and execute files on your Linux system.