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Razer for Linux?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fcuke5r5, Jan 8, 2015.

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  1. fcuke5r5

    fcuke5r5 New Member

    Not sure how of you Razer fans out there use Linux, but I do. I would really love to game using Razer on my Linux rig right now but there doesn't seem to be any support for it :slightly_sad: Would you like Razer to develop drivers for Linux?
  2. Streak-star

    Streak-star New Member

    This is actually around 90% of the reason I am still using Windows right now.
    I much prefer Linux, but there is absolutely no way to get Razer software to work on Linux, unless you run a Windows VM but that doesn't help much except for comms.
    As far as I know (and I have personally asked Razer directly) there are no current plans to develop Linux versions of any Razer software. However I do know Min has some interest in Linux, as he mentioned wanting to add Linux support for the Blade, not sure if that actually happened though.
    There are some fan-made Linux programs (at least 1 that I know of, razercfg) that allows you to customize some parts of some devices, like the thumbpad keys and lighting on a Naga mouse. However it is far from complete.
    I've looked hard myself, but if you do find some way to get Razer programs on Linux be sure to post it here. I'd love to know.
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  3. andrejpodzimek

    andrejpodzimek New Member

    I would just like Razer Orochi to work properly on Linux. That would be simply great as a first step. However, there's currently no access to firmware updates (often necessary to make Bluetooth actually work) or to advanced configuration of that mouse on Linux. And the people who try to reverse-engineer some stuff are getting a bit angry... Usually new Razer Orochi mice simply keep disconnecting from Bluetooth until they get a firmware update. :-( It would be great to get at least some basic support. Come on, the Steam platform is already available on Linux, so it would be great to have firmware updates and button configuration for Razer Orochi and other gear too.
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  4. thom202

    thom202 New Member

    This would make things so much easier and I would likely buy more gear. I dual boot all of my machines and the flexibility would be very helpful.
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  5. andrejpodzimek

    andrejpodzimek New Member

    Well, I don't dual-boot, which unfortunately implies that I have absolutely no possibility to update the firmware or access the advanced settings. This wouldn't be that critical if Razer Orochi was simply working from the start. Unfortunately that's not the case -- there's an issue with Bluetooth disconnecting all the time (each time the mouse suspends) and it can only be fixed via a firmware upgrade. :-(
  6. Adrian Lopez_no_id

    Adrian Lopez_no_id New Member

    My hardware run flawless, Razer is the only manufacturer who don't provide Linux support. That's not very nice, I hope they fix it soon.
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  7. _ramsey_

    _ramsey_ Active Member

    They're just USB devices, right? If you could get the razer peripherals running in a Windows VM on Linux, it seems like it would be possible to reverse engineer them.
  8. This year is the most significant and revolutionary game changer for Linux ever. Thousands of games on Steam now support Linux. I want to use my Razer Synapse macros on Debian/Ubuntu Linux with Steam. You guys, Razer, can make this happen. Please do. This is not a small niche market anymore.
  9. baha908

    baha908 New Member

    Hi I found a solution I managed to change my Razer Naga 2014 mause button configs in linux
    its a script found in some forum thanks to writer of script..
    download this I put some pictures for explain and sample of script
    you can manage script for your use you going to need keysym code of which key you want to use on your mouse
    you can find some of keysym codes in here
    or you can run "xev" in your terminal to see keysym code of your keystrokes (open terminal type xev press enter)
    after complete your script just run it (regular.sh) you can make many scripts like this to change button configs (you gonna have to make it executable just run "chmod +x Regular.sh")
    it worked for me I hope it would be helpful sorry for bad english
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2016
  10. TOPAZAshGreyhit441

    TOPAZAshGreyhit441 New Member

    I would also need linux support. My Abyssus is working on linux but I can't change dpi or set anything. That's quite annoying. I see Roccat as linux drivers, I decided to buy one to test it out.
  11. TOPAZAshGreyhit441

    TOPAZAshGreyhit441 New Member

    I currently testing the Roccat Lua. Work well with linux, I was able to set the dpi very simply with the opensource driver.
  12. IndieKings

    IndieKings Active Member

    Would love to get linux support, I use ubuntu
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  13. Shin094

    Shin094 Member

    Do you play easily games with linux ? not hard ?
    Try maybe Steam OS no ?
  14. TOPAZAshGreyhit441

    TOPAZAshGreyhit441 New Member

    Personaly I use linux I my main operating system so, like people using windows, I prefer to play only with a mouse click rather than restarting a new OS :)

    Anyway the test was very instructive. I had a flowless playing experience with the roccat at max dpi (2000) on my 1440p monitor. The razer Abyssus was very very very slow on the same screen. For those who don't know, the new Abyssus doesn't have any dpi switch. On the contrary, the roccat lua has a dpi cycle button AND linux drivers. So it's a no brainer for me.

    I hope razer will take the right direction about this. Valve, AMD, roccat, etc... Gaming is going to linux too.
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  15. Motokill33

    Motokill33 Member

    It's really too bad that there's no support for it.
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  16. mdaly001

    mdaly001 Active Member

    i have the blade stealth coming on saturday... i need to dualboot linux for work... i really really hope that the linux dualboot works fine... 1/2 of the razer keyboards wouldnt work after booting into windows and then rebooting into linux. I had to unplug them from comp and then plug them back in. Not going to work in laptop. Anyone have any experience with this?
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