How to run selenium in digitalocean?

Posted July 2, 2017 8.4k views
Node.jsUbuntu 16.04

I’m now trying to run node app.
My app running with selenium webdriver(chrome).
I made droplet (ubuntu 16.04, nodejs 6.11, 512M RAM, 20G HDD).
but when I start the app, an error occured and selenium not run.
error log is like below.

Error: Server terminated early with status 127
at Error (native)
at earlyTermination.catch.e (/home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/nodemodules/selenium-webdriver/remote/index.js:252:52)
at process.
tickDomainCallback (internal/process/nexttick.js:135:7)
From: Task: WebDriver.createSession()
at Function.createSession (/home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/node
at Function.createSession (/home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/nodemodules/selenium-webdriver/chrome.js:719:29)
at createDriver (/home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/node
at (/home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/nodemodules/selenium-webdriver/index.js:639:16)
at kakaoCrawler.executeCrawling (/home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/server/crawler/kakaoCrawler.js:108:11)
at /home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/server/crawler/kakaoCrawler.js:32:10
at Array.forEach (native)
at /home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/server/crawler/kakaoCrawler.js:31:15
at process.
tickDomainCallback (internal/process/nexttick.js:135:7)
at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:606:11)
at Object.<anonymous> (/home/master/Project/react-jobscrapper/node
at Module.
compile (module.js:570:32)
at Object.Module.extensions..js (module.js:579:10)
at Module.load (module.js:487:32)
at tryModuleLoad (module.js:446:12)
at Function.Module.
load (module.js:438:3)

I setted selenium headless option(‘headless’, 'disable-gpu’) but selenium doesn’t run.
somebody help me…

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I can help you get further, but then you will have an issue with chromedriver hanging… hope this helps, maybe you can solve my issue? :)

  1. Create your droplet - I chose the $5 a month, Ubuntu 16.04.2 x64
  2. Login and update

    apt-get update

  3. Apparently DO droplets lack entropy, so install this for lots of delicious entropy
    apt-get install haveged
    and then start it
    /etc/init.d/haveged start

  4. install unzip

    apt-get install unzip

  5. Now follow this guide.

  • I have no experience with Linux or Droplets, and would like you to help me with this installation of Selenium and configuration. We will combine a price and I’ll pay for this service of yours. I’m waiting. Tks