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I am using ubuntu 12.10. I had some problems with my skype and audio. So I did the following and it's working fine now:

sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo reboot

After this I reinstalled pulseaudio via

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio

But now my icon in the gnome-panel is missing. After searching on google I found that that the sound-volume-applet ist missing.

So is this right? And do you get the icon in the panel?

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Install the indicator-sound package which provides the normal ubuntu volumecontrol via the command

sudo apt-get install indicator-sound

and to make the change take effect do

killall unity-panel-service
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Thank you. People all around the internet say it's part of different packages, but nobody got it right but you :) –  Eduard Luca Feb 12 at 11:46
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If using gnome, must change last order:

sudo apt-get install indicator-sound

killall gnome-panel

Works great!!

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