I am running VMWare Workstation 10.0.2 on a Windows 8.1 host. I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 as a virtual machine. Everything works fine. All updates, upgrades and dist-upgrades are installed. After that I followed this procedure to connect to my ldap server.

After rebooting the system it hangs with the following error in the terminal screen:

intel_rapl: no valid rapl domains found in package 0

I've seen the error before on this forum, however there it was non intrusive and could be mitigated by adding paevm = "TRUE" to the vmx config of the virtual machine. I tried that, but without any results. See this fix.

How can I get the pam ldap client working on Ubuntu 14.04?

  • same for me; were you able to find a solution for this issue?
    – talha06
    Dec 30 '14 at 10:27
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    Yeah I did. I thought that it continued to boot after a long time. You should look for a config file in /etc/modprobe.d. In that file you need to add blacklist paevm. I don't have the config anymore, so I cannot verify. Dec 30 '14 at 10:53
  • I see, I will look for it. Thanks for your feedback!
    – talha06
    Jan 9 '15 at 14:32
  • Please add the answer and/or close the question.
    – A.B.
    Mar 21 '15 at 7:46

The system is not hanging. Just wait for a few minutes and the boot will continue. When booted into the system, edit your /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add blacklist paevm to the bottom of the file.

  • Yesterday I had to wait for at least 20 minutes with this intel_rapl error on the display, just after 'powering on' my VM. (Though my circumstances were different. It was a new VM, with Ubuntu 16.04 just installed, doing it's first reboot.) The error was in orange text on a black screen. Obviously 20 minutes is unacceptable. But in my case it only happened once. I have tried to reproduce it since then, and failed. So I would reiterate the advice to wait (the first time it happens anyway).
    – Peter Ford
    May 13 '16 at 13:46

I got it fixed by adding these three lines to the end of the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file:

  • blacklist intel_rapl
  • blacklist the_module name
  • blacklist i2c_piix4

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