Polychromatic ow Has Support on The New Razer Linux Drivers

if you would like to view the list of Razer devices supported it is available for you on its Github page.

The new fork of Razer drivers for Linux offers support for more Razer devices and even ships with a new daemon, thereby providing developers with a resilient python library with which they can build clean front-end apps.


Polychromatic + Terrycain Razer Drivers

Polychromatic has since been updated to take full advantage of the new driver stack.

As a developer, you can now configure a broader set of devices like the Razer mice, the Razer mouse mats and the Razer Tartarus gamepad too. It also supports more features of which the ripple lighting effect and the on-the-fly macro recording which will allow you set up and switch between multiple Razer devices are included.

In total, the new futures coupled with the old ones allow you to:

  • Create per-app/game profiles
  • Toggle Macro keys
  • Toggle Gaming Mode
  • Change brightness setting
  • Change colours
  • Choose a lighting effect
  • Tray applet for switching game profiles

Installing Linux Razer Drivers on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Add the following PPA to your Software Sources, update and then install the driver, kernel modules and dependencies via the quickest method -the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:terrz/razerutils
sudo apt update && sudo apt install python3-razer razer-kernel-modules-dkms razer-daemon razer-doc

On download complete, reboot your machine to make sure all the modules are loaded up correctly.

Installing Polychromatic on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Polychromatic 0.3 is the desktop app users can configure their Razer devices with on Ubuntu with.

Run the following two commands to install the latest release on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lah7/polychromatic
sudo apt update && sudo apt install polychromatic

You can go straight ahead to launch the app from your Unity dash once the download is complete.

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