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Somehow I don't have the sound manager in my panel on Ubuntu 10.10. How can I add it? It is not in the list of panels that I can add.

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There is no 'sound only' indicator, you have to place the Indicator Applet (not indicator-applet-session) on your panel. It will add two icons, the speaker and the envelope. If anyone figures out a way to have ONLY the sound icon please post a reply, this annoys me.

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askubuntu.com/questions/3832/… here are some workarounds. Haven't tested for maverick though... –  sagarchalise Mar 24 '11 at 8:04

Sound manager or applet is part of indicator-sound or indicator applet in ubuntu. Check if you have indicator-sound package installed. Also see if indicator-applet is activated or installed.

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I think it is installed, whereis indicator-sound gives /usr/lib/indicator-sound. How can I see or it is activated? And how can I activate it? –  Peter Smit Mar 24 '11 at 7:49
    
check in system monitor if indicator-sound-service is running or not. sometimes rebooting/ killing gnome-panel or even removing current indicator applet and adding a new one brings sound indicator back. –  sagarchalise Mar 24 '11 at 7:58
    
Adding the indicator Applet again restored it! Thanks! –  Peter Smit Mar 24 '11 at 8:05
    
@Peter Welcome :) –  sagarchalise Mar 24 '11 at 9:06

you can add it... create command in startup application

gnome-volume-control-applet
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That would be the old pre-ayatana volume applet, not the default sound menu. –  Egil Apr 9 '11 at 19:14

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