how Unable to load Atom ”find_element”



I have recently installed PhantomJS and encountered this error on my first run:

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys

driver = webdriver.PhantomJS()
driver.find_element_by_id('some_element').send_keys('something' + Keys.RETURN)

This code works with Firefox webdriver but does not work with PhantomJS. I get the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<PATHTOFILE>", line 20, in <module>
    driver.find_element_by_id('lst-ib').send_keys('something' + Keys.RETURN)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/", line 266, in find_element_by_id
    return self.find_element(by=By.ID, value=id_)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/", line 744, in find_element
    {'using': by, 'value': value})['value']
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/", line 233, in execute
  File "/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/", line 165, in check_response
    raise exception_class(value)
selenium.common.exceptions.WebDriverException: Message: Error - Unable to load Atom 'find_element' from file ':/ghostdriver/./third_party/webdriver-atoms/find_element.js'





The reason is that I used apt-get install Phantomjs to install it, but it seems that it is a not full-functional Phantomjs version installed by apt-get. So, download manually from the Phantomjs website and add the containing direction to the PATH environment variable.


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