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OpenRazer 3.2.0 brings more device support for Razer fans on Linux

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Have some fancy Razer devices? Need help managing them on Linux? OpenRazer 3.2.0 is out now and it's looking good.

Much like many other bigger vendors, Razer don't officially support Linux with their proprietary applications so it's up to the community to work around that and get all features working. This is what OpenRazer does and it manages to do it very well too. When paired up with a GUI app like Polychromatic, it's easy!

The latest release adds support for:

  • Razer Blade 14 (2021)
  • Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed
  • Razer Blade Pro 17 (Early 2020)
  • Razer Blade 17 Pro (Mid 2021)
  • Razer BlackWidow V3
  • Razer Thunderbolt 4 Dock Chroma
  • Razer Viper 8KHz
  • Razer Blade 15 Base (Early 2021)
  • Razer BlackWidow V3 Pro (Wired)
  • Razer DeathAdder Essential (2021)

You will also find a few improvements and bug fixes across the drivers.

See more on the official site.

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alexleduc 14 Dec, 2021
Quoting: DebianUserI'm using LogiTech with piper. So far so good.
https://github.com/libratbag/piper

Thank you so much for posting this. I can finally use all the features of my Logitech gaming mouse.
Mountain Man 14 Dec, 2021
Quoting: ripper81358
Quoting: Mountain ManRazer products are trash. I suppose it's nice that someone is going to the effort to try and support them in Linux, but why bother for such low quality peripherals when there are much better options that "just work" out of the box?

Sorry but i don't know any gaming hardware vendor that has official linux support for their products.

What exactly qualifies as "gaming hardware"? I have a standard mouse and keyboard, both work out of the box without needing special software, and I am able to play games just fine.

But frankly, my main beef with Razer is that their products are third-rate at best despite carrying a first-rate price tag. In my experience (admittedly from many years ago), you're lucky if any Razer product lasts more than a year without developing a fault. Perhaps their quality has improved since I last used any of their products, but I doubt it when they do things like replace the rock solid and reliable Cherry MX switches in their mechanical keyboards with a cheap Chinese knockoff.


Last edited by Mountain Man on 14 December 2021 at 12:27 am UTC
furaxhornyx 14 Dec, 2021
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Quoting: Mountain ManWhat exactly qualifies as "gaming hardware"? I have a standard mouse and keyboard, both work out of the box without needing special software, and I am able to play games just fine.

I guess it is like walking shoes: sure, you can walk with any shoes, but these are made specifically for that purpose: comfortable, durable, etc.

Then, if you ask any vendor about gaming hardware, they will probably simple reply: "look, it has 16 millions configurable RGB colors !"
Mountain Man 15 Dec, 2021
Quoting: furaxhornyx
Quoting: Mountain ManWhat exactly qualifies as "gaming hardware"? I have a standard mouse and keyboard, both work out of the box without needing special software, and I am able to play games just fine.

I guess it is like walking shoes: sure, you can walk with any shoes, but these are made specifically for that purpose: comfortable, durable, etc.

Then, if you ask any vendor about gaming hardware, they will probably simple reply: "look, it has 16 millions configurable RGB colors !"

A lot of what is passed off as "gaming hardware" is a solution in search of a problem. I've never found any of it to meaningfully improve my ability to play games.
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