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I have this problem that when I run in root account it works properly with the test cases returning the expected. But in non-root account it keep giving me error. Thanks in advance if you are helping me out.

What I had done: - Use selenium IDE to export into test case in JUnit Webdriver - Mavenized and execute the test. - This server is Ubuntu 12.04

Maven file is as below: 4.0.0 com.ncs selenium-test 1.0.0-SNAPSHOT junit junit 4.11 org.seleniumhq.selenium selenium-java 2.35.0

<build>
    <finalName>IntegrationTest</finalName>
    <plugins>
        <plugin>
            <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
            <artifactId>maven-compiler-plugin</artifactId>
            <version>2.3.1</version>
            <configuration>
                <source>1.6</source>
                <target>1.6</target>
            </configuration>
        </plugin>
    </plugins>
</build>

The error is as below:

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Test set: TestGoogle
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Tests run: 1, Failures: 0, Errors: 1, Skipped: 0, Time elapsed: 33.153 sec <<< FAILURE!
testGoogle(TestGoogle)  Time elapsed: 33.137 sec  <<< ERROR!
org.openqa.selenium.NoSuchElementException: Unable to locate element: {"method":"link text","selector":"Gmail"}
Command duration or timeout: 30.03 seconds
For documentation on this error, please visit: http://seleniumhq.org/exceptions/no_such_element.html
Build info: version: '2.35.0', revision: '8df0c6bedf70ff9f22c647788f9fe9c8d22210e2', time: '2013-08-17 12:46:41'
System info: os.name: 'Linux', os.arch: 'i386', os.version: '3.2.0-51-generic-pae', java.version: '1.6.0_33'
Session ID: 524ff8d4-1ea3-4421-b9c1-ae1c34d8fd66
Driver info: org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver
Capabilities [{platform=LINUX, acceptSslCerts=true, javascriptEnabled=true, browserName=firefox, rotatable=false, locationContextEnabled=true, version=25.0, cssSelectorsEnabled=true, databaseEnabled=true, handlesAlerts=true, browserConnectionEnabled=true, nativeEvents=false, webStorageEnabled=true, applicationCacheEnabled=true, takesScreenshot=true}]
    at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(NativeConstructorAccessorImpl.java:39)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.newInstance(DelegatingConstructorAccessorImpl.java:27)
    at java.lang.reflect.Constructor.newInstance(Constructor.java:513)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler.createThrowable(ErrorHandler.java:191)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler.throwIfResponseFailed(ErrorHandler.java:145)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.execute(RemoteWebDriver.java:554)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.findElement(RemoteWebDriver.java:307)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.findElementByLinkText(RemoteWebDriver.java:356)
    at org.openqa.selenium.By$ByLinkText.findElement(By.java:241)
    at org.openqa.selenium.remote.RemoteWebDriver.findElement(RemoteWebDriver.java:299)
    at TestGoogle.testGoogle(TestGoogle.java:26)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
    at junit.framework.TestCase.runTest(TestCase.java:176)
    at junit.framework.TestCase.runBare(TestCase.java:141)
    at junit.framework.TestResult$1.protect(TestResult.java:122)
    at junit.framework.TestResult.runProtected(TestResult.java:142)
    at junit.framework.TestResult.run(TestResult.java:125)
    at junit.framework.TestCase.run(TestCase.java:129)
    at junit.framework.TestSuite.runTest(TestSuite.java:255)
    at junit.framework.TestSuite.run(TestSuite.java:250)
    at org.junit.internal.runners.JUnit38ClassRunner.run(JUnit38ClassRunner.java:84)
    at org.apache.maven.surefire.junit4.JUnit4TestSet.execute(JUnit4TestSet.java:62)
    at org.apache.maven.surefire.suite.AbstractDirectoryTestSuite.executeTestSet(AbstractDirectoryTestSuite.java:140)
    at org.apache.maven.surefire.suite.AbstractDirectoryTestSuite.execute(AbstractDirectoryTestSuite.java:127)
    at org.apache.maven.surefire.Surefire.run(Surefire.java:177)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
    at org.apache.maven.surefire.booter.SurefireBooter.runSuitesInProcess(SurefireBooter.java:345)
    at org.apache.maven.surefire.booter.SurefireBooter.main(SurefireBooter.java:1009)
Caused by: org.openqa.selenium.remote.ErrorHandler$UnknownServerException: Unable to locate element: {"method":"link text","selector":"Gmail"}
Build info: version: '2.35.0', revision: '8df0c6bedf70ff9f22c647788f9fe9c8d22210e2', time: '2013-08-17 12:46:41'
System info: os.name: 'Linux', os.arch: 'i386', os.version: '3.2.0-51-generic-pae', java.version: '1.6.0_33'
Driver info: driver.version: unknown
    at <anonymous class>.FirefoxDriver.prototype.findElementInternal_(file:///tmp/anonymous5771616614386270554webdriver-profile/extensions/fxdriver@googlecode.com/components/driver_component.js:8880)
    at <anonymous class>.fxdriver.Timer.prototype.setTimeout/<.notify(file:///tmp/anonymous5771616614386270554webdriver-profile/extensions/fxdriver@googlecode.com/components/driver_component.js:396)
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Does the browser start up? If so, does the test successfully send the browser to any pages? –  user246 Nov 13 '13 at 13:18
    
Its within the xvfb so its not shown. But according to when its ran on the root account, everything was successful. –  Cheng Nov 13 '13 at 14:33
    
since there is exception about "NoSuchElementException" should not it mean that browser was indeed launched? –  Tarun Nov 14 '13 at 15:58
    
please add the generated code as well. –  Buddha Feb 2 at 9:59
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Have you configured your Firefox account on a per-user basis? It looks like you're clicking a link to Gmail; is that, by any chance, the link that only appears when you're signed in to a Google account, which your browser might have a session already stored in?

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It appears that you would benefit by using Selenium Builder instead of Selenium IDE. To me, from my experience, it appears from your stack trace that your issue with Selenium IDE might be having a version compatability issue with the newest Firefox 35. I use Selenium Builder all the time and I don't have issues with it.

Another way you might solve this is by upgrading to Selenium 2.42.2 or higher and see if the browser issue resolves itself. The problem with staying on an older version of Selenium (2.35 in your case) is that you never know when a newer browser update might cause a quirk.

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Could you please justify why and elaborate how Selenium Builder would solve the OP's problem? –  dzieciou Jun 28 at 15:57
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