I use some software under a VMWare VM that needs to access the parallel port. If the
lp kernel module is loaded, VMWare's Player can't access the port. I need to unload the module every time I want to use it under my virtual machine, and since I never use it under Ubuntu itself, it'd be nice if it was just not loaded by default.
I've tried adding
blacklist lp to
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and running
sudo update-initramfs -k all -u, but
lsmod shows that it's still loaded after I boot. How can I keep the module from being loaded? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with the 3.0.0-x kernels from the kernel team PPA.