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Fuckin RAZER. Part 2. "SOLVED!!!"

This will be both a rant and a shout out.

Firslty, fuck RAZER. I don't who in the actual fuck makes the software for these peripherals, but while the hardware is decent the entire software team should be tarred and fucking feathered. Just beaten bloody with a rubber hose. And then publicly paraded and shamed through whatever backwater shithole they call home all while their mothers look on crying their eyes out.

Anyway, some of you may be familiar with my Razer peripherals on Mac saga.

To refresh your memories... I got 4 razer devices for my b-day from my wife. I was very stoked. They work great on Windows 10. They work for shit on Mac and the software to manage their colors, Synergy 3, is not available on Mac, and the version that is, Synergy 2, basically does not work and hasn't worked for like two years and would only work for two of these peripherals anyway and it would appear Razer does not give a shit. Fuck.

Ok, we caught up? Good.

In our last episode I ran up a full Windows 10 VM AND a full Debian VM just so I could jumpstart these god damn peripherals into a solid color.

Why so much work?

Because by default they rotate the color spectum fucking SEPARATELY... so it's just a god awful mess of rando RGB.

So, by running Synergy 3 on the Windows side, and then an open source package called Poloychromatic on the Debian side I was able to patch together preferences through the two programs... and I found quitting out of them hard kept the keyboard, mouse, mousemat, and dock color settings until the next reboot while working on my Mac.

For WEEKS I WENT THROUGH THIS FUCKING PROCESS AT EVERY REBOOT.

Reboot. Run up Windows 10 VM, update Synergy 3, log into Synergy 3, Open Synergy 3, Wait like 90 seconds, Synergy 3 finally fucking gets ahold of my mouse pad, mouse, and dock (not the keyboard).

Run up Debian VM (at least its fast), start polychromatic, set the keyboard solid color.

Then quit them both and my colors are set until reboot.. This is, for lack of a better turn of phrase, the most fucking ridiculous thing ever.

I had to do a 400 fucking megabyte update today for the Synergy 3 software that lives INSIDE my god damn VM. A VM only created in the first damn place to run synergy 3 and then fucking die. And it put me over the edge.

I committed to finding a better way this evening. I started looking into trying to port polychromatic to macOS my god damn self only to find this badass mother fucking kid Ken Chen wrote a whole god damn macOS package and put it up on GitHub.

Fuck fucking YEEEEEESSSS!!!

So thanks to Ken Chen, a student from Australia with 12 Github followers, who was single handedly able to write a better software product than the entire fucking team at SHIT FOR BRAINS fucking Razer.

https://github.com/1kc/razer-macos

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  • 3
    I have disliked and avoided Razor when they required a fucking account to use their drivers. Who the fuck requires a god damned account to use a hardware driver. Razor is steaming pile of shit.
  • 1
    @Demolishun Yeah, honestly, I was soooo pumped to get this shit.

    And when it works it does look really cool to have RGB across my whole desk.

    But I have literally spent probably 50 hours messing with the color settings on Mac... and am now entirely reliant on an open source package written by a college kid in fucking REACT of all the damn things.

    You hear that Razer??? You made me run REACT written by a KID!!!

    I just put that shit into my startup folder too, lol

    I have joined the dark side just to keep my damn mouse and keyboard blue.
  • 1
    @HiFiWiFiSciFi LOL!!! My "react" when...
  • 1
    After being gifted a Razer mouse years ago and using it for a week, I promptly flipped it on ebay and bought a Logitech mouse instead... Never looked back
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