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There is currently no official driver for the Razer gaming mice in Linux. However, Michael Buesch has created a tool called '''[http://bues.ch/cms/hacking/razercfg.html razercfg]''' to configure Razer mice under Linux.
  
There is currently no official driver for the Razer gaming mice in Linux. However, Michael Buesch has created a tool called '''[http://www.bu3sch.de/cms/index.php/razer-nextgen-config-tool razercfg]''' to configure Razer mice under Linux.
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== Compatibility ==
 
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= Compatibility =
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'''razercfg''' lists the following mice models as stable:
 
'''razercfg''' lists the following mice models as stable:
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* Razer Boomslang CE
 
* Razer Boomslang CE
  
= Installation =
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== Installation ==
The tool can simply be downloaded and installed from the AUR [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34000 here]; or you may wish to download the [http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=29738 git version] for bleeding-edge releases.
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After installing with [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman pacman] you need to add the {{ic|razerd}} daemon to the DAEMONS array in {{ic|/etc/rc.conf}}
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Download and install {{AUR|razercfg}} or {{AUR|razercfg-git}} for bleeding edge git releases from the [[AUR]].
  
You also need to edit your {{ic|/etc/xorg.conf}} file to disable the current mouse settings. I just commented them out then set some defaults as suggested by the author:
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After installing with [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman pacman] add the {{ic|razerd}} daemon
{{hc|/etc/xorg.conf|
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# systemctl enable razerd.service
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to start up at launch with.
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You also need to edit your {{ic|/etc/X11/xorg.conf}} file to disable the current mouse settings. I just commented them out then set some defaults as suggested by the author:
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{{hc|/etc/X11/xorg.conf|
 
  Section "InputDevice"
 
  Section "InputDevice"
 
     Identifier  "Mouse"
 
     Identifier  "Mouse"
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It is important to only have {{ic|Mouse}} and not {{ic|Mouse#}} listed in {{ic|xorg.conf}}.
 
It is important to only have {{ic|Mouse}} and not {{ic|Mouse#}} listed in {{ic|xorg.conf}}.
  
== For Python 3 users ==
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=== Final touches ===
  
If you have python 3 set as your default version then you will have to make a simple change to the source code of the two utilities. You can check by typing the following command {{bc|$ python -V}} If it returns python 2.X then you can skip this section.
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Restart the computer then enter:
 
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If it returns python 3.X then change the first line of '''both''' files {{ic|/usr/bin/razercfg}} and {{ic|/usr/bin/qrazercfg}} to the following: {{bc|#!/usr/bin/env python2}}
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== Final touches ==
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Retart the computer then enter:
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  # udevadm control --reload-rules
 
  # udevadm control --reload-rules
  
 
To start the daemon, type:
 
To start the daemon, type:
  # /etc/rc.d/razerd start
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  # systemctl start razerd.service
 
If you did everything correctly, you shouldn't get errors.
 
If you did everything correctly, you shouldn't get errors.
  
= Using the Razer Configuration Tool =
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== Using the Razer Configuration Tool ==
 
There are two commands you can use, one for the command line tool {{ic|razercfg}} or the Qt-based GUI tool {{ic|qrazercfg}}.
 
There are two commands you can use, one for the command line tool {{ic|razercfg}} or the Qt-based GUI tool {{ic|qrazercfg}}.
  
 
From the tool you can use the 5 profiles, change the DPI, change mouse frequency, enable and disable the scroll and logo lights and configure the buttons.
 
From the tool you can use the 5 profiles, change the DPI, change mouse frequency, enable and disable the scroll and logo lights and configure the buttons.
 
= Bugs =
 
Everytime I restart, my Razer Lachesis is brought back to 500 DPI. Not that cruicial as I just open the Razer Configuration Tool and set it to 4000 DPI and all is good. I've e-mailed him on this issue and am waiting on a reply.
 

Revision as of 03:10, 17 January 2014

There is currently no official driver for the Razer gaming mice in Linux. However, Michael Buesch has created a tool called razercfg to configure Razer mice under Linux.

Compatibility

razercfg lists the following mice models as stable:

  • Razer DeathAdder Classic
  • Razer DeathAdder 3500 DPI
  • Razer DeathAdder Black Edition
  • Razer Krait
  • Razer Naga

and the following as stable but missing minor features:

  • Razer Lachesis
  • Razer Copperhead
  • Razer Boomslang CE

Installation

Download and install razercfgAUR or razercfg-gitAUR for bleeding edge git releases from the AUR.

After installing with pacman add the razerd daemon

# systemctl enable razerd.service

to start up at launch with.

You also need to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to disable the current mouse settings. I just commented them out then set some defaults as suggested by the author:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
 Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse"
    Driver  "mouse"
    Option  "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
 EndSection

It is important to only have Mouse and not Mouse# listed in xorg.conf.

Final touches

Restart the computer then enter:

# udevadm control --reload-rules

To start the daemon, type:

# systemctl start razerd.service

If you did everything correctly, you shouldn't get errors.

Using the Razer Configuration Tool

There are two commands you can use, one for the command line tool razercfg or the Qt-based GUI tool qrazercfg.

From the tool you can use the 5 profiles, change the DPI, change mouse frequency, enable and disable the scroll and logo lights and configure the buttons.