To fix the error message SMBus Host Controller not enabled! message, you can blacklist the module from loading.

I use Debian 9; check with your distribution for specifics, but this should be general enough.

  1. Create a file ‘/etc/modprobe.d/<modulename>.conf‘ containing ‘blacklist <modulename>‘.

  2. Run ‘depmod -ae‘ as root

  3. Recreate your initrd with 'update-initramfs -u'

Example of files in my blacklist: