See Roland Guelle’s excellent Razerblade HOWTO and the various xipherzero pages, the Ubuntu community Razer page.
Keyboard, trackpad, mouse
See also non-Razer specific Ubuntu keyboard and mouse stuff.
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 install openrazer-meta polychromatic # sudo gpasswd -a plugdev user ## no longer needed?
This is reasonably smooth, but you can get into various kernel-module difficulties. Also note that if you are running a custom user python (e.g. if you load up a virtualenv or anaconda python in your
.bashrc) then this will not work, since openrazor inspects your path to find its python.
Anyway, after all that fussing, you now have a rainbow-coloured GUI to control your rainbow-coloured keyboard lights! Wheeeee!
Two finger ight click
Use GNOME Tweaks.
Horizontal scrolling backwards
It is for me. Per default, vertical scrolling is “natural” and horizontal is “traditional”. Cognitive dissonance.
Here is a generic xinput fix.
xinput --list # look for a "Synaptics" pointer xinput --watch-props <id>
finds and dumps info about the erroneous thingy which for me is a
Synaptics TM2438-005 at
xinput --set-prop <id> "Synaptics Scrolling Distance" -94 -94
It turns out there is a special synaptics command synclient, which also does it.
sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
AFAICT this is deprecated because it doesn’t use the modern libinput although they seem to coexist peacefully on my system so maybe I should not care about that until something breaks nastily.
UPDATE: installing synclient on recent ubuntu seems to cause the bakwards horizontal bug. No longer recommended.
The archlinux backgrounder might make it clear if I were inclined to read it.
synclient VertScrollDelta=-94 HorizScrollDelta=-94
This needs to be run after laptop resume also which gets complicated. I needed to set up a script that will talk to X, in
#!/bin/bash #title :scrollrite.sh #notes :Script gets called from /lib/systemd/system-sleep #========================================================================== sleep 5 declare -x DISPLAY=":0.0" declare -x XAUTHORITY="/home/me/.Xauthority" synclient VertScrollDelta=-94 HorizScrollDelta=-94
Then I need to invoke it after waking.
UPDATE: This seemed to work for me but as of now, does not. Did I imagine it?
Power management and suspend/hiberante
The arch guide to sleep/hibernate/standby etc explains the terminolofy. the TLP debugging guide and FAQ are also useful.
Fails to sleep when lid closed
Things seem to go weird for me, especially with
nvidia drivers which apparently is common.
The problem looks like this
Freezing of tasks failed after 20.00 seconds (21 tasks refusing to freeze, wq_busy=21): ...<nvidia related stacktrace>
Keeps on sleeping after suspend
After the laptop has gone to sleep one time it has narcolepsy and keeps sleeping again?
I found this fix somewhere: append
button.lid_init_state=open to the value of
Fix TBD; diagnosing intermittent failures is a long process.
My screen never powers off even when laptop is idle
Weird, mine too. But no longer. I fixed it using dpms:
xset dpms 0 0 600
See the Ubuntu compatibility page. Notably webcam is broken, and fan control is
weird and sounds like a jet aircraft sound only intermittently like a jet aircraft in the latest update. Perhaps fancontrol could help? The archlinux page has some suggestions for the webcam thing. Specifically, put
options uvcvideo quirks=512
That does not fix it for me.