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    Debconf pop up?

    Ive been getting this pop up screen on my computer quite often. It ranges from just a blink to a few seconds...im not sure what it is or how i can fix it.

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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    I have this also on Xubuntu 11.04 but only when I install new things from the Software Center or Synaptic.
    Never experienced this before on Ubuntu 10.10 and older Ubuntu releases.

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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivanovnegro View Post
    I have this also on Xubuntu 11.04 but only when I install new things from the Software Center or Synaptic.
    Never experienced this before on Ubuntu 10.10 and older Ubuntu releases.
    Neither have i. But it seems to do it randomly to me.
    Maybe when i install something...ill have to pay more attention next time.
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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    I see it happen during software installation.
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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    I am also seeing it pop up during software installation.

    I think this is an (annoying but harmless) bug.

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    p.s. I think I first noticed it during the final beta, so the change happened just before release of 11.04
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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure debconf
    Select the "Gnome" option.
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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcstar View Post
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure debconf
    Select the "Gnome" option.
    Does this command serve to fix the popping debconf?

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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcstar View Post
    Code:
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure debconf
    Select the "Gnome" option.
    I did that, and i installed something from Software Center and i got it 5 or so times...its seems almost like it made it worse.
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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    I have also been getting this... I haven't been able to nail down a cause yet. If anyone has fixed it please update this thread. don't know if this helps but I get this message in terminal while installing...

    debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
    debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
    debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
    debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied
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    Re: Debconf pop up?

    Just wanted to add that ever since I have logged into my account with my password I have never seen this message again. Let me know if that fixes it for anyone else.
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