Ubuntu – Deactivate accelerometer


I am having some trouble using games that use joysticks because my laptop has an accelerometer (I don't have the slightest idea why this might be useful on a laptop), and it's interfeering with joysticks. Linux finds it in /dev/input/js0

I would like to know how to disable/enable this so games or other things don't detect it.

Thank you very much.

This is the information in /proc/bus/input/devices

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0000 Version=0000
N: Name="ST LIS3LV02DL Accelerometer"
P: Phys=lis3lv02d/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/lis3lv02d/input/input11
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event10 js0 
B: EV=9
B: ABS=7

Best Answer

A better solution is to unload hp_accel module: sudo modprobe -r hp_accel

If you don't want your system to load the module at every boot, simply blacklist it adding the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:

blacklist hp_accel

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