Chromium browser do not function with 4.0

Very nice developments with version 4.0, but I got a new problem after I upgraded from 3.7.2. Now I can not get views from several script views, only “Internal SWT Browser” option functions (which is marked as not recommended). I got “ERROR : ChromeWizardNodeView Could not initialize Chrome driver. Could not start a new session. Possible causes are invalid address of the remote server or browser start-up failure” message from the console.
I use Win10. Updated Java and Chrome.
I tried some suggestions from the Forum such as “–disable-gpu” etc. but no help…
What is changed with 4.0?

I think I managed to solve the issue: If I choose “Chrome browser” and “Headless Chrome” options from “Preferences/KNIME/Javascript views” and adjust the path (such as C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe) I get proper images!


Hi @atabek - thanks for posting the solution! :slight_smile:


please note that if you use your own Chrome installation for views and image generation, that the current version of KNIME (4.0) can only support Chrome v. 75. If your Chrome updates to v. 76 at some point in time it might not work anymore. Using the bundled Chromium browser is the preferred solution, as we can keep the version stable throughout the release cycle.

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Yes, I changed to the bundled Chromium option, and now it also works fine. However, I was mistaken to state that the solution was to write the specific path to Chorome. I think after I installed all the java sources (and may be some others) it started to function properly and I get images from Javascript views.

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