Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Works on:

  • Ubuntu 16.04 (all flavours) or later
  • Linux Mint 18 or later
  • elementaryOS 0.4 or later

1. OpenRazer

First, you’ll need OpenRazer. Type these commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openrazer/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install openrazer-meta

For original instructions, see the OpenRazer website. Be sure to restart the computer after installing.


2. Polychromatic

Polychromatic can be installed via the official PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:polychromatic/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install polychromatic

The PPA is recommended as it keeps the application up-to-date.

Development Builds

These builds deliver the newest features and improvements quicker, but are not well tested and may be buggy at times.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:polychromatic/daily
sudo apt update
sudo apt install polychromatic

If you later decide to revert back to the stable builds:

sudo apt remove polychromatic
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/polychromatic-ubuntu-daily*
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:polychromatic/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install polychromatic