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I am running 10.10 and it has been a nightmare getting my X-fi soundcard to work with it. But I finally have sound coming out of 1 speaker. Anyway, somehow during the whole ordeal of trying to get the sound to work I removed Sound Preferences (System ➜ Preferences ➜ Sound) where you can change the sound from mono to surround. Can anyone point me in the direction of how to get this back? Or a good replacement app would do.

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Sound Preferences (gnome-volume-control) is part of the package gnome-media Install gnome-media.
You can install it by either clicking the link above, Synaptic Package Manager or from the command line:

sudo apt-get install gnome-media
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When clicking on the link I get a message that says it is already installed. However, it still doesn't show up under my menu. I checked under the Main Menu app to make sure it wasn't disabled. – schwiz Feb 20 '11 at 19:10
@schwiz Have you tried running gnome-volume-control from the terminal? – Alvin Row Feb 20 '11 at 19:13
Ahh, this is not the app I am looking for. I am talking about the one where you can test individual speakers and toggle mono/stereo/surround – schwiz Feb 20 '11 at 19:16
@schwiz Are you talking about pavucontrol? – Alvin Row Feb 20 '11 at 19:18
yes that is the one! However when I type this into the terminal I get a error that says Connection failed: Connection refused and it exits – schwiz Feb 20 '11 at 20:25

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