My automated tests get hung up on the .get(url) command randomly. I run several test suites everyday against 60+ different urls (each suite) and a handful will fail to get the url after initializing the browser. The browser url will simply read:


Now if I start these tests from the command line and this happens, eventually the test will attempt to click a button that doesn't exist and the test will fail, the browser will close, and the tests will continue as normal. This is acceptable to me.

However, if I start the tests from a cronjob, the test will get hung up forever and stop executing - no more logs, no more tests, no more cpu usage. This means that I cannot run the tests automatically which is an issue for me.

I've already attempted setting up 'retries' and starting the tests from a python script rather than bash script, which did not solve the issue.


  • Selenium 3.0.2
  • Google Chrome 54
  • Python 3.6
  • Chromedriver 2.29 (and cannot switch to Firefox or any other browser)
  • Kick off tests from bash script
  • Run tests inside python's Unit Test and get url in setup

Here is an example test setup:

self.driver = webdriver.Chrome()

Thanks for your help. I've navigated every webpage on the internet dealing with this issue and found no satisfactory conclusion.

  • Did you ever resolve this issue? I'm currently running into it on my end Jan 5, 2018 at 22:54

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According to the Chromium page, the ChromeDriver 2.29 supports Chrome v56-58.

Probably, you will have to downgrade your ChromeDriver or upgrade the Chrome (the latter is better, in general).

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