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I recently removed and reinstalled pulseaudio and now I can't get my sound applet back on my panel.

Any ideas how to get it back?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Try installing/reinstalling the package indicator-sound:

sudo apt-get install indicator-sound

Also, make sure that PulseAudio Sound System is ticked in System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications.

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Thanks, Did the trick! – Will Aug 7 '10 at 15:47

This is bundled into the Indicator Applet. Restore it as follows:

  1. Right-click on the menu bar.
  2. Select Add to Panel...
  3. Select Indicator Applet (or Audio Mixer).
  4. Click Add.

The applet appears on the bar.

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That didn't work, I already have my Indicator applet open on the panel. Its properly dissapeared. Is there an option in gconf-editor to turn it off or something as this is what i think could have happened – Will Aug 6 '10 at 17:15
Sorry, then I don't know. :( If you do a ps ax | grep indicator-applet does it show an active process for it? Try killing it kill -9 1234 (where 1234 is the pid)... Does that prompt you to reload the applet? – jathanism Aug 6 '10 at 21:32

You may also press Alt+F2 and launch gnome-volume-control-applet command.

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That would be the old one without music player controls etc. – Egil Jun 16 '11 at 9:40

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