How to Install GeckoDriver on Mageia – Step-by-step

April 7, 2024 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

GNU/Linux Mageia Installing Selenium WebDriver GeckoDriver – QuickStart Guide

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install Selenium WebDriver GeckoDriver Python Client in Mageia GNU/Linux Desktop.

And Gecko Driver in Mageia provides the HTTP API described by the WebDriver protocol to communicate with Gecko browsers, such as Firefox and Opera. It translates calls into the Firefox remote protocol by acting as a proxy between the local- and remote ends.

Moreover, the major advantage of using GeckoDriver as opposed to the default Firefox Web Driver is Compatibility.

Because GeckoDriver uses W3C WebDriver protocol to communicate with Selenium. W3C is a universally defined standard for Web Driver.

Finally, this guide includes detailed instructions about to Getting-Started with GeckoDriver on Mageia.

How to Install GeckoDriver on Mageia - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

    How to Install GeckoDriver on Mageia - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
    In case first see: Terminal QuickStart Guide.
  2. 2. Downloading Gecko Driver in Mageia

    Download Gecko Driver in Mageia GNU/Linux

    Get GeckoDriver tar.gz for Mageia

    If possible Select directly “Open with Archive Manager”!

  3. 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 Mageia - Extracting
    Or from Command Line:
    tar xvzf ~/Downloads/geckodriver*.tar.gz -C /tmp/

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