WebDriver (Geckodriver / Chronium) installation

This section describes the WebDriver (Geckodriver / Chronium) installation. Windows10 WLS2 (Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS) / MacOS (Catalina 10.xx.x ~)

WebDriver (Geckodriver / Chronium) installation

Prepare the WebDriver to operate the browser required for scraping.

Windows10 WLS2 (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

I'm using Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10.

Install VcXrsv

Dependency installation

$ sudo apt install libgl1-mesa-dev xorg-dev

Launch XLaunch

After installing VcXsrv, open XLaunch from the Start menu. Then, set the VcXsrv startup options.

Specify the Display number as '0' a boot option.

Specify "-ac -now gl" for Additional parameters for VcXsrv.


Then enter the following command in the configuration file with Win + R

$ shell:startup

Save the configuration file config.xlaunch

Edit .profile

DISPLAY settings in the .profile

Add the following information to your Bash profile.

$ export DISPLAY=$(cat /etc/resolv.conf | grep nameserver | awk '{print $2; exit;}' ):0.0

Read the configuration file

$ source ~/.profile

For Google Chrome (Chrome driver)

Install Chrome on WSL2 Ubuntu.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install -y curl unzip xvfb libxi6 libgconf-2-4
  • Install Google Chrome.
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
$ google-chrome --version
$ wget https://chromedriver.storage.googleapis.com/94.0.4606.41/chromedriver_linux64.zip
$ unzip chromedriver_linux64.zip
$ sudo mv chromedriver /usr/local/bin/chromedriver
$ sudo chown root:root /usr/local/bin/chromedriver
$ sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/chromedriver

For Firefox (Geckodriver)

  • Install Firefox.
$ sudo apt install firefox
$ wget https://github.com/mozilla/geckodriver/releases/download/v0.29.1/geckodriver-v0.29.1-linux64.tar.gz
$ tar -zxvf geckodriver-v0.29.1-linux64.tar.gz
$ sudo mv geckodriver /usr/local/bin/geckodriver
$ sudo chown root:root /usr/local/bin/geckodriver
$ sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/geckodriver

MacOS (Catalina 10.xx.x)

For Google Chrome (Chronium)

Install Chromedriver using Homebrew.

$ brew install chromedriver

For Firefox (Geckodriver)

Install Geckodriver using Homebrew.

$ brew install geckodriver