Activate WSLg in Pengwin

I tried WSLg because I might need to run chromedriver for next job.

I had ever struggled and gave up running chromedriver in normal WSL(WSL2) environment before, so I thought this was a good opportunity.

The following step is limited for WSL2 + Pengwin distro that I’ve been using.

Environment

  • OS: Windows 11, 21H2, 22000.708
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 2080

Steps

ref: GUI app support has arrived for the Windows Subsystem for Linux on the latest Windows Insiders Preview build 21362+ and Pengwin supports it out of the box — Whitewater Foundry

  1. Install NVIDIA GPU driver for WSL
  2. Install required packages in WSL
pengwin-setup update

# Open setup dialog
# and select [GUI], then install necessary packages.
pengwin-setup

After package installation, restart WSL (or restart Windows).

Install Google Chrome

ref: https://github.com/microsoft/wslg#install-and-run-gui-apps

cd /tmp
sudo wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo apt install --fix-broken -y
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

# Start Google Chrome app in Linux GUI for test
google-chrome

Install chromedriver

ref: https://tecadmin.net/setup-selenium-with-chromedriver-on-debian/

# 1. check your google chrome version on WSLg
# 2. Download the same version of chromedriver with google-chrome
#    http://chromedriver.storage.googleapis.com/index.html
#    The version was 102.0.5005.61 this time.

cd /tmp
wget http://chromedriver.storage.googleapis.com/102.0.5005.61/chromedriver_linux64.zip
unzip chromedriver_linux64.zip
sudo mv chromedriver /usr/bin/chromedriver
sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/chromedriver
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/chromedriver

Run the following script when you want to test.

ref: https://www.npmjs.com/package/selenium-webdriver

// $ npm init -y
// $ npm install selenium-webdriver
// $ vim main.js

// main.js
const { Builder, Browser, By, Key, until } = require('selenium-webdriver');

(async function main() {
  const driver = await new Builder().forBrowser(Browser.CHROME).build();
  try {
    await driver.get('http://www.google.com/ncr');
    await driver.findElement(By.name('q')).sendKeys('webdriver', Key.RETURN);
    await driver.wait(until.titleIs('webdriver - Google Search'), 1000);
  } finally {
    await driver.quit();
  }
})();

// node main.js

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