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Installing headless chrome on Ubuntu.
#!/bin/bash
# from https://chromium.woolyss.com/
# and https://gist.github.com/addyosmani/5336747
# and https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/lkgr/headless/README.md
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
chromium-browser --headless --no-sandbox http://example.org/
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Dibbyo456 commented Nov 27, 2021

@u007 you are a hero, it also works on Ubuntu 20.04

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u007 commented Nov 28, 2021

sorry i also found it somewhere, lost track of it haha

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OleOldhoj commented May 14, 2022

I am on a ubuntu ...

and i cant make it work :(

npx lighthouse --chrome-flags='--headless' --quiet --no-update-notifier --no-enable-error-reporting --output=json --throttle --stop --preset=desktop --output-path=\nytimes_com\2022_05_15_01_32_43_R_1_nytimes_com_desktop.json https://www.nytimes.com/
Unable to connect to Chrome

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u007 commented May 15, 2022

are you running in docker?

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alexkuc commented May 26, 2022

@phd I am more than happy to update my comment. Would you mind providing me a full command so that I can copy & paste as I won't be able to test it anymore?

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phd commented May 26, 2022

@alexkuc

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phd/chromium-browser

echo '
Package: *
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-phd-chromium-browser
Pin-Priority: 1001
' | sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/phd-chromium-browser

sudo apt update

sudo apt install -y chromium-browser

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alexkuc commented May 26, 2022

@phd Done, thank you!

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