Every time I plug in my USB printer for VMware Workstation 9 to use (Windows 7 guest OS), Ubuntu 13.04 (the host) launches usblp and grabs the printer. VMware then throws up a dialog:
The specified device is claimed by another driver (usblp) on the host operating system.
As a result, I can't use the printer in VMware. I'd like to stop Ubuntu's usblp from doing this. (I never want the printer used on the Linux host, just in the Windows guest.)
Googling this question produces only answers that are 5+ years old and don't work, like running modprobe -r usblp, which doesn't stop usblp from being invoked, or editing /etc/hotplug/blacklist, when /etc/hotplug doesn't seem to exist for Ubuntu 13.04.
The guest OS does have focus when I connect the printer, so that's not the problem. I also looked in VMware Workstation's "VM / Removable Devices" menu but didn't see anything obvious to affect the problem.
Does anyone have a modern way to suppress or disable usblp that works for Ubuntu 13.04?
Thank you very much.