I have a relatively fresh installation of LAMP on Ubuntu 12.04 (installed using tasksel). I've got a virtual host pointed at a development project in my home directory containing plain Hello World index.html. Apache is showing the directory index instead of displaying the index.html. The PDF here(page 190) says that the default DirectoryIndex is in /etc/apache2/mods-available/dir.conf, which I've confirmed, and mod_dir is enabled.
DirectoryIndex works inside a .htaccess in the project root directory, but I'd like to have it set up server-wide. I'm probably missing something simple.