Tag Archives: Firefox

Setting Up Selenium on RaspberryPi 2/3

Selenium is a great tool for Internet scraping or automated testing for websites. I personally use it for scrapping on dynamic content website in which the content is created by JavaScript routines. Lately, I also tried to run Selenium on Raspberry and found out that it is not easy to install all requirements. Here I like to share my commands to make things easier for you.

Here I like to give a simple run-down to install all requirements to make Selenium available on a Raspi. Basically, we install first Firefox, then Geckodriver and finally Selenium and we are ready to go.

Before start,  better to note that ChromeDriver does not support ARM processors anymore, therefore it is not possible to use Chromium with Selenium on Raspberry.

First, install system requirements. Update the system, install Firefox and xvfb (display server implementing X11);

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install iceweasel
sudo apt-get install xvfb

Then, install python requirements. Selenium, PyVirtualDisplay that you can use for running Selenium with hidden  browser display and xvfbwrapper.

sudo pip install selenium
sudo pip install PyVirtualDisplay
sudo pip install xvfbwrapper

Hope everything run well and now you can test the installation.

from pyvirtualdisplay import Display
from selenium import webdriver

display = Display(visible=0, size=(1024, 768))
display.start()

driver = webdriver.Firefox()
driver.get('http://www.erogol.com/')
driver.quit()

display.stop()

 

 

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Getting Rid Of Bayblon Search Engine on Firefox

There is a known issues about the babylon search engine direction while you want to use the default search engine of your browser (like I lived 🙂 so I search about the solution and concluded such a solution:

Step1: Uninstall your Firefox (included all your personal information in Firefox) and reboot.

Step2: Instal "CCleaner" free edition (since the problem is about the register file of your browser about the babylon toolbar. It infects on the registers that you  need to delete)

Step3: Delete all cookies about the babylon in the program and fix the registry files by again the program

Step4: Re install Firefox

That's all 🙂

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