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OpenRazer is a community-led effort to support Razer peripherals on Linux.


USE flags

USE flags for sys-apps/openrazer Drivers and user-space daemon to control Razer devices on GNU/Linux

client Build the OpenRazer daemon client
daemon Build the OpenRazer daemon service
dist-kernel Enable subslot rebuilds on Distribution Kernel upgrades
modules-compress Install compressed kernel modules (if kernel config enables module compression)
modules-sign Cryptographically sign installed kernel modules (requires CONFIG_MODULE_SIG=y in the kernel)
strip Allow symbol stripping to be performed by the ebuild for special files
test Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)


root #emerge --ask sys-apps/openrazer

Additional software

Correctly OpenRazer can act as a backed for following packages:


Kernel modules

The kernel modules should be automatically loaded by Udev, but can also be loaded by using the "modules" system service.



Upstream provides a systemd user service which can be enabled by the users running systemd.


OpenRazer provides a kernel module as well as a client and server implementations. Currently all OpenRazer clients rely on that server called "openrazer-daemon". So, to make all GUI/TUI clients work correctly, first the "openrazer-daemon" has to be started. This can be done by either adding it to the desktop startup scripts, xinitrc script or manually starting from the command-line.



root #emerge --ask --depclean --verbose sys-apps/openrazer

External resources