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Troubleshooting

Browser dependencies

Playwright does self-inspection every time it runs to make sure the browsers can be launched successfully. If there are missing dependencies, playwright will print instructions to acquire them.

See also in the Command line tools which has a command to install all necessary dependencies automatically for Ubuntu LTS releases.

Java requirements

Playwright requires Java 8 or newer.

System requirements

The browser binaries for Chromium, Firefox and WebKit work across the 3 platforms (Windows, macOS, Linux):

Windows

Works with Windows and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

macOS

Requires 11 (Big Sur) or above.

Linux

Depending on your Linux distribution, you might need to install additional dependencies to run the browsers.

note

Only Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04 are officially supported.

See also in the Command line tools which has a command to install all necessary dependencies automatically for Ubuntu LTS releases.