Today, I configured my Razer DeathAdder Elite mouse with the help of RazerGenie. OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is my daily driver and just as expected, the install and configuration went without a hitch.

Download and install OpenRazer

OpenRazer consists of a driver, a daemon and a Python library which can be downloaded from the openrazer github page

Once installed, I’ve added myself (user) to the plugdev group by typing this command into the terminal: sudo gpasswd -a $USER plugdev

Since OpenSUSE is officially supported, the download page had a link to the OpenSUSE Build Service which made the installation a one-click task.

openrazer opensuse build service

Once the install has completed, I rebooted as instructed and used YAST once more to install the RazerGenie app. Over the years, I have tried to get this working with some other Linux distributions but for some reason, it never quite worked to my satisfaction as there were always some libraries that weren’t stable. Thankfully, OpenSUSE Tumbleweed had no issues and installed everything in less than five minutes. After I opened up RazerGenie, I’ve made the color adjustments and went to bed a happy camper.

Advantage Linux

Under Windows, I have never bothered to install the Razer software package because it is about 300 Meg in size and on top of that, I would have had to register an account just to use the configuration options. No thanks. RazerGenie loads without the need for user registration and provides all of the configuration options without the need to log in.

If you happen to use Razer gear and OpenSUSE Linux then it’s worth to spend a few minutes and configure the color patterns to your liking. The openrazer github website has all the instructions and links to install the software. I am glad that I took the time to tweak my setup because now the keyboard and mouse just blend in nicely. Thanks for reading.

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