"debconf-show packagename" shows nothing

Asked by grog808 on 2009-07-17

My fresh install (and recent update via update-manager) failed to correctly populate my xorg.conf. In the comments for xorg.conf, there is mention of dexconf. I issued "debconf-show packagename" to see what was would show up. I had some password error, so I retried w/ "sudo". Now there is no error, but nothing at all shows up. If there is nothing in the database, that would explain why xorg.conf doesn't get populated.

"debconf-show --listdbs" had the same password error, but continued to show: configdb, configdb/config, and configdb/passwords.

So I tried: sudo debconf-show packagename configdb and sudo debconf-show packagename --db=configdb with no results. No error, just no output.

Is this by design?

Thanks,
Steve

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2009-07-18
midnightflash (midnightflash) said : #1

Actually the newer Ubuntu-versions don't need any xorg.conf.
But do this to make/populate a little one:

   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

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