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Troubleshooting error message "Failed to load platform plugin "headless""



This error might occur when a Webkit (Default) robot is run on a RoboServer that runs on a Linux machine:

Execution failed. Error starting WebKitBrowser: Failed to load platform plugin "headless". Available platforms

To fix this error, qtwebkit needs to be installed on the machine, then RoboServer restarted.

On RedHat / CentOS systems:

Add EPEL as a repository then run

yum install qtwebkit

(as root)

On Ubuntu machines:


sudo apt-get install libqt5webkit5-dev

Note: Use "Search for contents of packages" (use keyword "qtwebkit") on to check if there is a newer version of this package before installing

Keywords: Kapow webkit, Kapow, Robotic Process Automation, headless Linux,