Ubuntu 12.04 Not Loading After Updates – Initctl: Event Failed


After updating my Ubuntu installation I get a blank screen when try to load it. I have dual boot with Windows which works fine.

Going into recovery mode -> resume normal boot gives me the following error:

swapon: /dev/disk/by-uuid/18ed9859-1325-4121-96c8-2e696055454e: swapon failed: Device or resource busy
mountall: swapon /dev/disk/by-uuid/18ed9859-1325-4121-96c8-2e696055454e [3542] terminated with status 255
mountall: Problem activating swap: /dev/disk/by-uuid/18ed9859-1325-4121-96c8-2e696055454e
modem-manager[3694]: <info> ModemManager (version starting...

modem-manager[3694]: <info> Loaded plugin X22X

Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: usr.bin.firefox
Skipping profile in /etc/apparmor.d/disable: user.sbin.rsyslogd
 * Starting AppArmor profiles                 [OK]
initctl: Event failed

Not sure what other info is helpful but these are some of my specs:

Intel Core i5-4430 3.00GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Linux 3.5.0-45-generic
Ubuntu 12.04

Things I've tried (from this question):

# went in to CLI with CTRL+ALT+F1:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
sudo reboot

# made sure all dependencies are ok:
sudo apt-get -f install

After doing the above I didn't get the swapon notices, but still go the AppArmor issue.

I don't know what else to check (or how to check) in order to debug this issue, any help is much appreciated.

Best Answer

You had to remove all the packages that was related to nvidia by running the below command on Virtual console(Ctrl+Alt+F1),

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

Then restart your pc by running this,

sudo shutdown -r now

I hope it would works.

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