This program makes it possible to change the configuration of your Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition keybooard from within Linux, *BSD or any other POSIX-compatible system supported by libusb.

Make sure to let the Windows Razer Synapse tool upgrade the firmware to the newest version before running the program. There might be some issues otherwise due to protocol changes, although I don’t really deem it very probable.

Run razer-bw-te-ctl --help or man razer-bw-te-ctl for usage information.


Regular releases are sporadic. git master should be stable enough. You can get a package with the latest development version from Archlinux’s AUR.


Build dependencies: cmake >= 2.8.5, help2man
Runtime dependencies: libusb >= 1.0

$ git clone https://git.janouch.name/p/razer-bw-te-ctl.git
$ mkdir razer-bw-te-ctl/build
$ cd razer-bw-te-ctl/build
$ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr
# make install

Note that there’s no make uninstall.

For Debian-based distros, you can do the following instead of the last step:

$ cpack -G DEB
# dpkg -i razer-bw-te-ctl-*.deb

Note that for versions of CMake before 2.8.9, you need to prefix cpack with fakeroot or file ownership will end up wrong.

Contributing and Support

Use https://git.janouch.name/p/razer-bw-te-ctl to report bugs, request features, or submit pull requests. git send-email is tolerated. If you want to discuss the project, feel free to join me at ircs://irc.janouch.name, channel #dev.

Bitcoin donations are accepted at: 12r5uEWEgcHC46xd64tt3hHt9EUvYYDHe9


This software is released under the terms of the 0BSD license, the text of which is included within the package along with the list of authors.