Step-by-step – Ubuntu 21.04 GeckoDriver Installation

March 30, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.


  1. 2. Downloading Gecko Driver for Ubuntu

    Download Gecko Driver for Ubuntu GNU/Linux

    Get GeckoDriver tar.gz for Ubuntu

    If possible Select directly “Open with Archive Manager”!

  2. 3. Extracting GeckoDriver Archive

    Then Extract GeckoDriver tar.gz into /tmp Directory
    If it does Not Open automatically then Double-Click on File Manager.

    How to Install GeckoDriver on Ubuntu 21.04 Hirsute - Extracting
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/geckodriver*.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  3. 4. Setting Up GeckoDriver

    First, Set the SuperUser as Owner with

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/geckodriver*

    And to Set up GeckoDriver Switch to a Directory into System:

    sudo mv /tmp/geckodriver* /opt/geckodriver

    Finally, Make a Symlink to Easy Accessing it:

    sudo ln -s /opt/geckodriver/geckodriver /usr/local/bin/geckodriver


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