VMware 4.18.0-kali2-amd64

Getting this error message at startup: piix4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: SMBus Host controller not enabled!

To fix this, edit the following files:

$ nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-libnfc.conf

and add these 3 lines at the end of the file:

blacklist i2c_piix4
blacklist i2c-piix4
blacklist intel_powerclamp

do the same with these other two files:

$ nano /etc/modprobe.d/amd64-microcode-blacklist.conf
$ nano /etc/modprobe.d/intel-microcode-blacklist.conf

then issue this command to update the initramfs image:

$ sudo update-initramfs -u -k all

then reboot your computer.