[g33] dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (with sudo) ends abruptly. Does not show the configuration screens.

Bug #474455 reported by Raul Valencia
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This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
Nominated for Karmic by the_sane_one
Declined for Lucid by Bryce Harrington

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xorg

The command ends after 1-2 seconds.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Nov 4 11:17:03 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic root=UUID=f8387c37-d99d-492d-8dd1-8cf5ca9be68a ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
RelatedPackageVersions:
 xserver-xorg 1:7.4+3ubuntu7
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.6.0-1ubuntu4
 libdrm2 2.4.14-1ubuntu1
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.0-1ubuntu2
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.12.99+git20090929.7968e1fb-0ubuntu1
SourcePackage: xorg
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
XorgConf: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1827): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (nautilus:1930): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1952): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
dmi.bios.date: 05/02/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Intel Corp.
dmi.bios.version: DPP3510J.86A.0216.2007.0502.1916
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: DG33BU
dmi.board.vendor: Intel Corporation
dmi.board.version: AAD79951-405
dmi.chassis.type: 2
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnIntelCorp.:bvrDPP3510J.86A.0216.2007.0502.1916:bd05/02/2007:svn:pn:pvr:rvnIntelCorporation:rnDG33BU:rvrAAD79951-405:cvn:ct2:cvr:
fglrx: Not loaded
system:
 distro: Ubuntu
 architecture: i686kernel: 2.6.31-14-generic

[lspci]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:29c2] (rev 02)
     Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:5044]

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Raul Valencia (valenajarro) wrote :
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
affects: xorg (Ubuntu) → xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Jacek Pospychala (jacek-pospychala) wrote :

hi, is there any workaround to configure Xorg display settings without using dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg?

Bryce Harrington (bryce)
description: updated
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LonelyDragon757 (m-launchpad-lonelydragon-org) wrote :

any update to this bug... I am having the same issue (I believe...)
semi-newbie... fresh install of edubuntu 9.10... (went to bed) and woke up
to the machine stuck at 800x600 max resolution. no etc/X11/xorg.conf created.
manually attempted... and got so frustrated with nothing working.
so decided to attempt ubuntu 9.10 itself. again went to bed while formating the drive...
and woke up to the same scenero... and whenever I do the dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg... nothing appears to happen.. (and it didn't touch my xorg.conf file).

Bryce Harrington (bryce)
summary: - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (with sudo) ends abruptly. Does not show
- the configuration screens.
+ [g33] dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (with sudo) ends abruptly. Does not
+ show the configuration screens.
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
tags: added: karmic
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
summary: - [g33] dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (with sudo) ends abruptly. Does not
- show the configuration screens.
+ [g33] [g33] dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (with sudo) ends abruptly.
+ Does not show the configuration screens.
Bryce Harrington (bryce)
summary: - [g33] [g33] dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (with sudo) ends abruptly.
- Does not show the configuration screens.
+ [g33] dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg (with sudo) ends abruptly. Does not
+ show the configuration screens.
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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

[This bug had been nominated for lucid however there is not yet confirmation in the form of log files that this bug affects lucid, so I'm declining the lucid nomination for now.]

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Václav Šmilauer (eudoxos) wrote :

What log files do you need exactly? I am at lucid and have this problem, though using xorg-edgers packages.

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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

This is not a bug, but the expected behaviour; in almost all cases X no longer requires an xorg.conf. dpkg-reconfigure no longer creates an xorg.conf, so it doesn't ask any questions.

If you want to create a basic xorg.conf you can use “sudo X -configure”, which will write out an xorg.conf matching your current hardware. In Ubuntu 10.04 you will also be able to put configuration snippets into /etc/xorg.conf.d

Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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Rick Brice (rickdotdot) wrote :

What kind of answer is that? There are many people with non-functional karmic systems, stuck at the comman line, no X system, no mythtv, no whatever, and that is the best that you can do?

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Rick Brice (rickdotdot) wrote :

I get (EE) no nvidia X driver present
I get (EE) dev/fb0 not present
I get (EE) config/hal whatever...
I've reloaded everything I can think of and looked at megabytes of log files and and if this is your idea of expected behaviour maybe you should be writing viruses and trojans, because it is very effective!

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Huygens (huygens-25) wrote :

Thanks Chris. I can confirm that suppressing the xorg.conf file and rebooting is working! I was quite surprised ;-)
Therefore, this bug does not affect me anylonger.

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Chris Halse Rogers (raof) wrote :

@Rick Bryce: This is not a forum for support requests, but a tracker to fix defects in the software that makes up Ubuntu. The fact that dpkg-reconfigure no longer writes out an xorg.conf is not a defect. In the vast majority of cases X can better detect the appropriate configuration than what we had in the reconfigure hooks.

If you're having problems with the configuration of Ubuntu you can ask a question on https://answers.launchpad.net/ or get support in the Ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org .

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