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I am running Ubuntu 12.04 running Cinnamon desktop. I tried to reboot, and now I get an error and the system halts.

The error is:

> Starting nanny (Parental Control Daemon):
> /usr/lib/python2.7/dis-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/  GtkWarning:
> could not open display warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.warning)
> ** (twistd:2023):  Warning**: Command line'dbus-launch --autolaunch-0e42ec90e8137a7c8d6a1cc00000005 --binary-syntax --close-strerr' exited with non-zero exit status1: Autolaunch error: x11 initialization failed.\n

When I try to go through recovery, and remount the hard drive as read-write fsck runs and just stops.

Any ideas?

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fsck starting and stalling looks like a known bug in recovery. Go to "root shell" and type mount / -o remount,rw. Then exit that shell and try again. – guntbert Feb 3 '13 at 18:38
@guntburt I would put this as an answer. May be more helpful to the OP. – horIzoN Feb 6 '13 at 15:54
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Fixed it. The problem was the hard drive was full, and XServer couldn't start. I freed up some free space and the problem went away.

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