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.
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
Download and install AUR.AUR or AUR for bleeding edge git releases from the
After installing with pacman add the
razerd daemon to the DAEMONS array in
/etc/rc.conf for it to start up at launch.
You also need to edit your
/etc/xorg.conf file to disable the current mouse settings. I just commented them out then set some defaults as suggested by the author:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse" Driver "mouse" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" EndSection
It is important to only have
Mouse and not
Mouse# listed in
For Python 3 usersIf 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
$ python -VIf it returns python 2.X then you can skip this section. If it returns python 3.X then change the first line of both files
/usr/bin/qrazercfgto the following:
Retart the computer then enter:
# udevadm control --reload-rules
To start the daemon, type:
# /etc/rc.d/razerd start
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
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.
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.