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Razerblade ubuntu

general

See Roland Guelle’s excellent Razerblade HOWTO and the various xipherzero pages, the Ubuntu communit Razer page.

keeps on sleeping after suspend

sudo bash
echo 'GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="button.lid_init_state=open"' >>  /etc/default/grub
update-grub

Keyboard, trackpad

keyboard lights

Install the dorky keyboard drivers and the dorky GUI, polychromatic.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openrazer/stable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:polychromatic/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install openrazer-meta
# sudo gpasswd -a plugdev user  ## no longer needed?

This is reasonably smooth, but you can get into various kernel-module difficulties.

Is horizontal scrolling backwards for you?

It is for me.

xinput --list
xinput --watch-props <id>

found the erroneous thingy and

xinput --set-prop <id> "Synaptics Scrolling Distance" -94 -94

Misc

See the ubuntu compatibility page. Notably webcame is broken, and fan control is weird and sounds like a jet aircraft. The archlinux page has some suggestions for the webcam thing. Specifically, put

options uvcvideo quirks=512

in /etc/modprobe.d/uvcvideo.conf.

My screen never powers off even when laptop is idle

Weird, mine broke too. But no longer. I fixed it using dpms

xset dpms 0 0 600