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Issues Running Selenium Scripts Remotely


In real time we hardly have a simple setup like running on the same box which acts as a server and client :( So we might have to run the scripts remotely almost all the time...Well there might be issues while doing so...Here are some!
  • Can't launch the browser at all:
    • Check the host name you are using in your code first!
    • There is a possibility that the DNS isn't able to map the hostname with the IP - so try running your tests specifying the IP instead of the hostname
    • Check the path you provided to the executable of the browser - verify its found on the same path on your remote location
    • Now the final check is to verify you can run the browser version on the RC version for ex: you can't run FF7 on RC1 :) 
  • Browser Opens but tests aren't running
    • This happens because the RC isn't able to talk to your browser - though it initiates the browser but can't talk to it anymore
    • Solution: Upgrade your RC :) 
  • Running on a Headless Box
    • Selenium can't run upright on headless boxes - Still looking into how to make it work...
    • Leave a comment if you know how to do that!

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