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OpenRGB is a stellar open source project that aims to allow you to deal with all the various RGB lights your hardware comes with, as most vendors don't have apps for Linux. It's cross-platform so it works across Linux, macOS and Windows.

It's great not just because vendors don't support Linux officially (usually), but some vendors are often slow to update their apps and this puts them all under one roof instead of needing many apps for different lights.

Version 0.8 is out now and it's a big one. New features include:

  • Translation support
    • Automatically detect language from OS or manually select in settings
  • UI cleanup, frames around UI elements
  • Automatic udev rules generation
  • Improved AMD ADL I2C driver to support more AMD GPUs on Windows
  • Option to enable SMBus mutex in Windows for compatibility with other hardware management and RGB software that accesses SMBus.
  • Switched from inpout32 to WinRing0 low level access library. inpout32 is a great library, but Valorant's garbage anti-cheat attacks it while it is fine with WinRing0.
    • It is safe to remove inpout32.dll, you can follow the instructions here: #669 to do so.
  • More Intel chipsets added to Intel SMBus detection

On top of that, a ton of new devices have been added in including:

  • Many additional GPUs added to existing GPU controllers:
    • ASUS Aura GPU (Legacy)
    • ASUS Aura GPU (ENE)
    • Gigabyte RGB Fusion v1
    • Gigabyte RGB Fusion v2
    • EVGA GPU
    • MSI GPU
    • Gainward GPU
    • Palit/PNY GPU
  • New GPU controllers:
    • NVIDIA Illumination (FE cards, Windows only)
    • Colorful GPU
  • MSI-RGB controller improvements:
    • Additional motherboards added
  • MSI Mystic Light controller improvements:
    • Additional motherboards added
    • Per-LED Direct mode on compatible boards
    • More modes re-enabled
  • Razer controller improvements:
    • Additional devices added
    • Improved keymaps, unused slots no longer show as an LED
  • SteelSeries controller improvements:
    • Additional devices added
    • Firmware version request
    • Improved keymaps
  • Logitech controller improvements:
    • Additional devices added
    • Improved keymaps

The list of devices goes on for a while for new additions and improvements to existing supported hardware. It's really quite amazing how much it can do.

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