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OpenRazer 3.0 Released For Supporting Many More Razer Peripherals Under Linux

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While Razer has talked up Linux support in the past, so far they have not officially offered Linux support for their range of wares popular with gamers. However, thanks to the open-source community there has been the likes of OpenRazer offering up support for the company's keyboards, mice, and other peripherals under Linux thanks to reverse engineering. Today marks the release of OpenRazer 3.0 for furthering this effort.

OpenRazer 3.0 is out as the fully open-source driver and user-space daemon for interfacing with Razer peripherals under Linux. OpenRazer allows configuring various device settings like LED lighting, mouse sensitivity, and more for Razer's keyboards, mice, mousemats, headsets, and other peripherals. OpenRazer supports pretty much all of the Razer peripherals of recent years and in turn is used by various Linux GUI solutions like Polychromatic.

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Open-Source Drivers for Razer Devices OpenRazer Version 3.0

  • Open-Source Drivers for Razer Devices OpenRazer Version 3.0 Released With New Hardware Support

    Razer is a multinational computer peripherals manufacturer famous for its gaming hardware. However, there are currently no official drivers for any Razer peripherals in Linux. But, luckily for Linux users, the open-source community came up with OpenRazer.

    In case you didn’t know, OpenRazer is an entirely open-source driver and user-space daemon that allows you to manage your Razer peripherals on GNU/Linux.

    Recently, the developers released OpenRazer 3.0 with support for persistent storage of effects in daemon which allows for the front-end to retrieve the effects for a device that had been set. On top of that, several new devices were added to the list of supported hardware.

OpenRazer v3 brings better Linux support for Razer hardware

    • OpenRazer v3 brings better Linux support for Razer hardware (unofficially)

      Razer makes gaming computers as well as PC gaming peripherals peripherals including mechanical keyboards, gaming mice, headsets, and other accessories. While Razer only offers official drivers for Windows and Mac computers, there’s an unofficial open source set of drivers for Linux called OpenRazer.

      Developers have reversed engineered drivers that allow you to use Razer’s products with Linux, while retaining the ability to configure your device, adjust RGB light settings, and more.

      This weekend the team released OpenRazer v3.0.0 with support for more devices and a few new features that should make it more usable.

OpenRazer v3 brings more Razer keyboard and mouse drivers

  • OpenRazer v3 brings more Razer keyboard and mouse drivers to Linux

    If you would like greater support for your Razer peripherals when using the Linux operating system, you may be interested to know that a new version of the unofficial OpenRazer application has been released this week, providing a range of drivers for the most popular Razer keyboards and mice.

    OpenRazer 3.0 also adds support for DPI stages to mice and fixes a number of bugs from previous releases. The OpenRazer 3.0 software is now available to download via GitHub. OpenRazer 3.0 offesr a collection of Linux drivers for Razer devices, providing kernel drivers, DBus services and Python bindings to interact with the DBus interface.

OpenRazer 3.0.0 expands with many new Razer devices supported

  • OpenRazer 3.0.0 expands with many new Razer devices supported on Linux

    Get your fancy Razer mouse, keyboard, laptop and whatever else ready as OpenRazer 3.0.0 is out now to further expand what Razer devices are nicely supported on Linux.

    It comes with some big improvements including persistent storage of effects in daemon, previously frontends had no way of reliably getting the effect that a device had set and support for DPI Stages for mice. A few bug fixes made it in too like the addition of missing HAS_MATRIX attribute for Tartarus V2, fixed volume control buttons on Razer Cynosa V2 and more.

OpenRazer 3.0.0 Adds Linux Support For 15 New Razer Devices

  • OpenRazer 3.0.0 Adds Linux Support For 15 New Razer Devices

    OpenRazer is a user-space driver daemon graphical programs can interact with to give you control over Razer keyboard, mice, mousemats, headsets and several other devices. The latest release adds support for 15 new Razer devices including the DeathAdder V2 Mini and Pro, the Huntsman Mini and the Chroma Charging Pad.

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    Don't worry if you have a Razer device that is not listed above; those are only the ones that are new to this release. The complete list of all Razer devices suppoted by OpenRazer, which can be found at openrazer.github.io, is much, much longer. Any Razer device you happen to have that's more than a month old is probably supported.

    You can acquire the source code for OpenRazer 3.0.0 from github.com/openrazer/openrazer/releases/. Keep in mind that it is just a driver daemon, you will need a graphical program such as RazerGenie, Polychromatic or Chroma Feedback to actually control your Razer device(s).

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