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Terminal says:

(spotify:20514): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_box_pack: assertion `GTK_IS_BOX (box)' failed
22:11:19.149 I [ap_connection.cpp:1767          ] Connecting to AP fonda.lon.spotify.com:4070
22:11:19.155 I [AppRunner.cpp:55                ] onboarding-popup: not installed
22:11:19.155 I [AppRunner.cpp:252               ] onboarding-popup: installing app
22:11:19.155 I [AppRunner.cpp:273               ] onboarding-popup (version 0.0.0): metadata query started
22:11:19.156 I [AppManager.cpp:206              ] Creating instance of the application install.

(spotify:20514): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid cast from `GtkFixed' to `GtkBox'

(spotify:20514): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_box_pack: assertion `GTK_IS_BOX (box)' failed
22:11:19.173 I [ap_connection.cpp:1234          ] Connected to AP: 78.31.8.102:4070
22:11:19.499 I [AppRunner.cpp:273               ] onboarding-popup (version 0.0.0): metadata query complete
22:11:19.499 I [AppRunner.cpp:273               ] onboarding-popup (version 0.0.0): download started
22:11:19.526 I [MainView.cpp:7250               ] Load complete (0) url: sp://faa645cea6e98f854b789c7a6f4beeef6d3ca53c.home/index.html
22:11:19.604 I [upnp.cpp:508                    ] 192.168.1.1: got external ip 0xD56A4C28
22:11:19.646 E [file_system_monitor_linux.cpp:500] FileSystemMonitorLinux() failed [inotify_init()]
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

What's wrong ?

Ubuntu 12.10 32bit.

Spotify installed without any problems, when I try to run spotify, problem starts.

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People with the same problem say that it went away with an updgrade to kernel linux-image-3.5.0-23-generic.

Before that they solved it by raising the number of max_user_instances, by running:

sudo echo 8192 > /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_instances

(Taken from: Spotify wont start: FileSystemMonitorLinux() failed)

This seems to make sense since the error message you got showed failed [inotify_init()]. The man page for inotify_init shows several possible errors, including

The user limit on the total number of inotify instances has been reached.

and

The system limit on the total number of file descriptors has been reached.
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