An entirely open source driver and user-space daemon that allows you to manage your Razer peripherals on GNU/Linux.


A lightweight service that runs in the background to interact with your Razer devices.

DKMS Support

Recompiles the driver when the kernel is updated.

Fully Featured

Supports macros on-the-fly, lighting effects, colours and enabling game mode.


Offering front-ends and utilities.

Cross-Distro Compatible

Works on distributions based on Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, openSUSE and Fedora.

Scriptable API

Control your device and create just about any effect you want in Python.


  From the PPA

This also allows the drivers to stay up-to-date when new versions are released. From 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

NOTE: If you get dependency errors when trying to install the driver packages please make sure that you have enabled the "universe" repository in Software & Updates

After installing the driver, you should restart the computer or probe it from the terminal:

 sudo modprobe razerkbd

This PPA supports these versions:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" and Linux Mint 17
  • Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" and Linux Mint 18
  • Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety"

 From AUR

Install razer-driver-meta from AUR, or install the three packages razer-driver-dkms, razer-daemon and python-razer singularly from AUR.

After installation, restart your computer so the devices can bind to the driver.

 From the RPM Repository

1. Open the terminal and type these commands:

 sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/hardware:razer/Fedora_25/hardware:razer.repo
 sudo dnf install openrazer kernel-devel
Due to this bug, kernel-devel needs to be installed in addition.

2. Once installation finishes, restart your computer.

OpenSUSE Build System

Instructions and a one-click install are available here.

After the drivers are installed, please restart the computer.

Gentoo ebuild

Packages for Gentoo are provided by vifino's personal overlay.

1. Add the overlay to your system:

 sudo layman -a vifino-overlay

2. Install the drivers package - this installs all the components -- driver and daemon.

 emerge razer-drivers

3. Restart your computer to ensure your devices bind to the driver.

1. Install the dependencies, these may vary based on your distribution:

  • Build Dependencies
    • git
    • make
    • libdbus-1-dev
    • libsdl2-dev
    • libsdl2-image-dev
    • libfftw3-dev
    • jq
  • Kernel Modules and DKMS
    • dkms
    • udev
  • Python Daemon
    • python3
    • python3-dbus
    • python3-gi
    • python3-setproctitle
    • python3-evdev
    • python3-notify2
    • xautomation
    • xdotool
  • Python Library
    • python3
    • python3-dbus
    • python3-gi
    • python3-numpy

2. Obtain a copy of the source code:

 git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/terrycain/razer-drivers.git
 cd razer-drivers

3. Build and execute the installation script:

 sudo make -s all install

4. Once installed, reboot the system.

To manually get the latest driver, you will need to repeat the process:

 cd /path/to/razer-drivers/
 git pull --rebase
 sudo make -s all install

If at a later date you would like to remove the drivers, run:

 cd /path/to/razer-drivers/
 sudo make uninstall

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