VirtualBox: Fixing piix4_smbus 0000.00.07.0: SMBus base address uninitialized – upgrade bios or use force_addr=0xaddr

If you see the following error message when booting Arch Linux:
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piix4_smbus 0000.00.07.0: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade bios or use force_addr=0xaddr
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To fix this, add "blacklist i2c_piix4" to file /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf

/etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf
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blacklist i2c_piix4
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2 Responses to VirtualBox: Fixing piix4_smbus 0000.00.07.0: SMBus base address uninitialized – upgrade bios or use force_addr=0xaddr

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  2. nagkumar says:

    This worked for me.. however disabling the driver would it not slow it down.. If BIOS is able to support, it would nice to see the ways on how to re-eintialise the unintialized 

    'SMBus base address uninitialized '

    Regards

    Nagendra

    http://www.tejasoft.com

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