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The following answer doesn't work for me: How do I add the messaging menu to the xfce-panel?

In a fresh 12.04 xubuntu installation (xfce 4.8) I can see the icon for messaging-menu, but in my 13.10 (with xfce 4.10) there's no messaging menu nor sound icon in indicator-plugin.

All needed packages are installed.

The messaging menu icon shows correcly in Unity.

EDIT:

Output of o dpkg -l | grep -e "^rc" -e "^iU"

rc  account-plugin-generic-oauth                  0.10bzr13.03.26-0ubuntu1.1                 amd64        GNOME Control Center account plugin for single signon - generic OAuth
rc  activity-log-manager                          0.9.7-0ubuntu4                             amd64        blacklist configuration user interface for Zeitgeist
rc  activity-log-manager-control-center           0.9.7-0ubuntu4                             all          blacklist configuration for Zeitgeist (transitional package)
rc  apache2.2-common                              2.2.22-6ubuntu5.1                          amd64        Apache HTTP Server common files
rc  appmenu-gtk:amd64                             12.10.3daily13.04.03-0ubuntu1              amd64        Export GTK menus over DBus
rc  appmenu-gtk3:amd64                            12.10.3daily13.04.03-0ubuntu1              amd64        Export GTK menus over DBus
rc  assogiate                                     0.2.1-5                                    amd64        editor of the MIME file types database
rc  dconf-tools                                   0.16.1-1                                   all          transitional dummy package
rc  exult                                         1.2-15.2                                   amd64        engine for Ultima VII (BG, FOV, SI, SS)
rc  exult-studio                                  1.2-15.2                                   amd64        tools for editing and viewing exult games
rc  gadmin-bind                                   0.2.5-2                                    amd64        GTK+ configuration tool for bind9
rc  gadmin-openvpn-client                         0.1.2-4                                    amd64        GTK+ configuration tool for openvpn (client)
rc  gadmin-openvpn-server                         0.1.5-3.1                                  amd64        GTK+ configuration tool for openvpn (server)
rc  gadmin-proftpd                                1:0.4.2-1                                  amd64        GTK+ configuration tool for proftpd
rc  gadmin-rsync                                  0.1.7-1                                    amd64        GTK+ configuration tool for rsync
rc  gadmin-samba                                  0.3.2-0ubuntu1                             amd64        GTK+ configuration tool for samba
rc  gnome-orca                                    3.10.1-0ubuntu0.1                          all          Scriptable screen reader
rc  gnome-sudoku                                  1:3.8.1-1                                  all          Sudoku puzzle game for GNOME
rc  gtk-doc-tools                                 1.19-0ubuntu2                              all          GTK+ documentation tools
rc  gwibber                                       3.6.0-0ubuntu2                             amd64        Open source social networking client for GNOME
rc  iproute                                       1:3.10.0-1ubuntu1                          all          transitional dummy package for iproute2
rc  jockey-common                                 0.9.7-0ubuntu15                            all          user interface and desktop integration for driver management
rc  latex-beamer                                  3.24-1                                     all          LaTeX class to produce presentations
rc  latex-xcolor                                  2.11-1.1                                   all          Easy driver-independent TeX class for color
rc  lesstif2:amd64                                1:0.95.2-1.1                               amd64        OSF/Motif 2.1 implementation released under LGPL
rc  lib32asound2                                  1.0.25-4                                   amd64        shared library for ALSA applications (32 bit)
rc  lib32z1                                       1:1.2.8.dfsg-1ubuntu1                      amd64        compression library - 32 bit runtime
rc  libaio1:amd64                                 0.3.109-3                                  amd64        Linux kernel AIO access library - shared library
rc  libbamf3-1:amd64                              0.4.0daily13.06.19~13.04-0ubuntu1          amd64        Window matching library - shared library
rc  libboost-iostreams1.49.0                      1.49.0-4                                   amd64        Boost.Iostreams Library
rc  libboost-python1.53.0                         1.53.0-6+exp3ubuntu8                       amd64        Boost.Python Library
rc  libbrlapi0.5:amd64                            4.4-8ubuntu4                               amd64        braille display access via BRLTTY - shared library
rc  libcamel-1.2-40                               3.6.4-0ubuntu1.1                           amd64        Evolution MIME message handling library
rc  libcolumbus0-0                                0.4.0daily13.04.16~13.04-0ubuntu1          amd64        error tolerant matching engine - shared library
rc  libdconf-dbus-1-0:amd64                       0.16.1-1                                   amd64        simple configuration storage system - D-Bus library
rc  libdns95                                      1:9.9.2.dfsg.P1-2ubuntu2.1                 amd64        DNS Shared Library used by BIND
rc  libdw1:amd64                                  0.157-1ubuntu1                             amd64        library that provides access to the DWARF debug information
rc  libebackend-1.2-5                             3.6.4-0ubuntu1.1                           amd64        Utility library for evolution data servers
rc  libedata-book-1.2-15                          3.6.4-0ubuntu1.1                           amd64        Backend library for evolution address books
rc  libedata-cal-1.2-18                           3.6.4-0ubuntu1.1                           amd64        Backend library for evolution calendars
rc  libedataserverui-3.0-4                        3.6.4-0ubuntu1.1                           amd64        GUI utility library for evolution data servers
rc  libev4                                        1:4.11-1                                   amd64        high-performance event loop library modelled after libevent
rc  libfam0                                       2.7.0-17                                   amd64        Client library to control the FAM daemon
rc  libgnome-desktop-3-4                          3.6.3-0ubuntu1                             amd64        Utility library for loading .desktop files - runtime files
rc  libgnome-keyring0:i386                        3.8.0-2                                    i386         GNOME keyring services library
rc  libgnome-vfsmm-2.6-1c2a                       2.26.0-1build1                             amd64        C++ wrappers for GnomeVFS (shared library)
rc  libgtksourceview-3.0-0:amd64                  3.6.3-0ubuntu1                             amd64        shared libraries for the GTK+ syntax highlighting widget
rc  libgtkspell-3-0                               3.0.0~hg20110814-1build1                   amd64        spell-checking addon for GTK's TextView widget
rc  libgweather-3-1                               3.6.2-0ubuntu1                             amd64        GWeather shared library
rc  libhal-storage1                               0.5.14-8ubuntu1                            amd64        Hardware Abstraction Layer - shared library for storage devices
rc  libhal1                                       0.5.14-8ubuntu1                            amd64        Hardware Abstraction Layer - shared library
rc  libharfbuzz0:amd64                            0.9.13-1                                   amd64        OpenType text shaping engine
rc  libharfbuzz0:i386                             0.9.13-1                                   i386         OpenType text shaping engine
rc  libhd16                                       16.0-2.2                                   amd64        Hardware identification system library
rc  libibus-1.0-0:amd64                           1.4.2-0ubuntu2                             amd64        Intelligent Input Bus - shared library
rc  libibus-1.0-0:i386                            1.4.2-0ubuntu2                             i386         Intelligent Input Bus - shared library
rc  libical0                                      0.48-2                                     amd64        iCalendar library implementation in C (runtime)
rc  libimobiledevice3                             1.1.4-1ubuntu6.2                           amd64        Library for communicating with the iPhone and iPod Touch
rc  libisc92                                      1:9.9.2.dfsg.P1-2ubuntu2.1                 amd64        ISC Shared Library used by BIND
rc  libllvm3.1:i386                               3.1-2ubuntu2                               i386         Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM), runtime library
rc  libllvm3.2:amd64                              1:3.2repack-7ubuntu1                       amd64        Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM), runtime library
rc  libllvm3.2:i386                               1:3.2repack-7ubuntu1                       i386         Low-Level Virtual Machine (LLVM), runtime library
rc  libmenu-cache2                                0.4.1-0ubuntu1                             amd64        LXDE implementation of the freedesktop Menu specification
rc  libpackagekit-glib2-14:amd64                  0.7.6-3ubuntu1                             amd64        Library for accessing PackageKit using GLib
rc  libphp5-embed                                 5.5.3+dfsg-1ubuntu2                        amd64        HTML-embedded scripting language (Embedded SAPI library)
rc  libpkcs11-helper1:amd64                       1.09-1build1                               amd64        library that simplifies the interaction with PKCS#11
rc  libpoppler28:amd64                            0.20.5-1ubuntu3                            amd64        PDF rendering library
rc  libraw5:amd64                                 0.14.7-0ubuntu1.13.04.2                    amd64        raw image decoder library
rc  librhythmbox-core6                            2.98-0ubuntu5                              amd64        support library for the rhythmbox music player
rc  libsnmp15                                     5.4.3~dfsg-2.7ubuntu1                      amd64        SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) library
rc  libsyncdaemon-1.0-1                           4.2.0-0ubuntu1                             amd64        Ubuntu One synchronization daemon library
rc  libthunar-vfs-1-2                             1.2.0-3build2                              amd64        Legacy VFS abstraction used in Xfce
rc  libtiff4:amd64                                3.9.7-2ubuntu1                             amd64        Tag Image File Format (TIFF) library (old version)
rc  libubuntuoneui-3.0-1                          4.1.2-0ubuntu1                             amd64        Ubuntu One widget library
rc  libunity-core-6.0-5                           7.0.0daily13.06.19~13.04-0ubuntu1systray1  amd64        Core library for the Unity interface.
rc  libv8-3.8.9.20                                3.8.9.20-2                                 amd64        v8 JavaScript engine - runtime library
rc  libva-drm1:amd64                              1.2.1-0ubuntu0~raring                      amd64        Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux -- DRM runtime
rc  libva-wayland1:amd64                          1.2.1-0ubuntu0~raring                      amd64        Video Acceleration (VA) API for Linux -- Wayland runtime
rc  libwayland0:amd64                             1.0.5-0ubuntu1                             amd64        wayland compositor infrastructure - shared libraries
rc  libwhoopsie-preferences0                      0.9                                        amd64        Ubuntu error tracker submission settings - shared library
rc  libxfcegui4-4                                 4.10.0-2                                   amd64        Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
rc  libxml++2.6-2                                 2.36.0-2                                   amd64        C++ interface to the GNOME XML library (libxml2)
rc  linux-image-3.5.0-26-generic                  3.5.0-26.42                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.5.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-3.8.0-14-generic                  3.8.0-14.24                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-3.8.0-27-generic                  3.8.0-27.40                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-3.8.0-28-generic                  3.8.0-28.41                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-3.8.0-29-generic                  3.8.0-29.42                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-3.8.0-30-generic                  3.8.0-30.44                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-3.8.0-31-generic                  3.8.0-31.46                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-3.8.0-32-generic                  3.8.0-32.47                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.5.0-26-generic            3.5.0-26.42                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.5.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-14-generic            3.8.0-14.24                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-27-generic            3.8.0-27.40                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-28-generic            3.8.0-28.41                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-29-generic            3.8.0-29.42                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-30-generic            3.8.0-30.44                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-31-generic            3.8.0-31.46                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  linux-image-extra-3.8.0-32-generic            3.8.0-32.47                                amd64        Linux kernel image for version 3.8.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP
rc  lxmenu-data                                   0.1.2-2                                    all          LXDE freedesktop.org menu specification
rc  mail-notification                             5.4.dfsg.1-8                               amd64        mail notification in system tray
rc  nvidia-310                                    319.49-0ubuntu1~raring~xup1                amd64        Transitional package for nvidia-310
rc  nvidia-319                                    319.49-0ubuntu1~raring~xup1                amd64        NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library
rc  nvidia-settings-319                           319.49-0ubuntu1~raring~xup1                amd64        Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
rc  openjdk-6-jre-headless:amd64                  6b27-1.12.6-1ubuntu2                       amd64        OpenJDK Java runtime, using Hotspot JIT (headless)
rc  openvpn                                       2.2.1-8ubuntu3                             amd64        virtual private network daemon
rc  pdfjam                                        2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: transitional dummy package
rc  pgf                                           2.10-1                                     all          TeX Portable Graphic Format
rc  php5-cli                                      5.5.3+dfsg-1ubuntu2                        amd64        command-line interpreter for the php5 scripting language
rc  php5-readline                                 5.5.3+dfsg-1ubuntu2                        amd64        Readline module for php5
rc  proftpd-basic                                 1.3.4a-4+nmu1                              amd64        Versatile, virtual-hosting FTP daemon - binaries
rc  prosper                                       1.00.4+cvs.2007.05.01-4                    all          LaTeX class for writing transparencies
rc  squeeze                                       0.2.3-12build1                             amd64        modern and advanced archive manager for Xfce
rc  teamviewer                                    8.0.17147                                  amd64        TeamViewer (Remote Control Application)
rc  texlive-doc-base                              2012.20120611-1                            all          TeX Live: TeX Live documentation
rc  texlive-extra-utils                           2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: TeX auxiliary programs
rc  texlive-font-utils                            2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: Graphics and font utilities
rc  texlive-generic-recommended                   2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: Generic recommended packages
rc  texlive-latex-base                            2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: LaTeX fundamental packages
rc  texlive-latex-base-doc                        2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-latex-base
rc  texlive-latex-recommended                     2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: LaTeX recommended packages
rc  texlive-latex-recommended-doc                 2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-latex-recommended
rc  texlive-pstricks                              2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: PSTricks
rc  texlive-pstricks-doc                          2013.20130722-1                            all          TeX Live: Documentation files for texlive-pstricks
rc  timidity                                      2.13.2-40.1                                amd64        Software sound renderer (MIDI sequencer, MOD player)
rc  timidity-daemon                               2.13.2-40.1                                all          runs TiMidity++ as a system-wide MIDI sequencer
rc  unity-common                                  7.0.0daily13.06.19~13.04-0ubuntu1systray1  all          Common files for the Unity interface.
rc  whoopsie-preferences                          0.9                                        amd64        System preferences for error reporting
rc  wine-mpg2splt-installer                       0.8.6~ubuntu13.10.1                        all          wine-mpg2splt-installer provides a convient tool that downloads and installs all of the components necessary to run mpg2splt.ax under Wine.
rc  wine-silverlight5.1-installer                 0.8.6~ubuntu13.10.1                        all          wine-silverlight5.1-installer provides a convient tool that downloads and installs all of the components necessary to run Silverlight 5.1 under Wine.
rc  xfce-keyboard-shortcuts                       4.11.0-0ubuntu1~ppa0.13.10.1               all          xfce keyboard shortcuts configuration (transitional package)
rc  xfce4-notes                                   1.7.7-3ubuntu2                             amd64        Notes application for the Xfce4 desktop
rc  xul-ext-calendar-timezones                    1:24.0+build1-0ubuntu1                     amd64        Calendar Extension for Thunderbird (transitional package)
rc  zeitgeist-core                                0.9.14-0ubuntu3                            amd64        event logging framework - engine
rc  zeitgeist-datahub                             0.9.14-0ubuntu3                            amd64        event logging framework - passive logging daemon

Output of sudo dpkg -l | grep indicator

ii  banshee-extension-appindicator                2.4.0-2ubuntu1                             all          Application Indicator extension for Banshee
ii  calendar-indicator                            0.2.0-0extras13.10.1                       all          An indicator for Google Calendar
ii  gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1                      12.10.1+13.10.20130920-0ubuntu2            amd64        Typelib files for libappindicator3-1.
ii  gir1.2-syncmenu-0.1                           12.10.5+13.10.20131011-0ubuntu1            amd64        indicator for synchronisation processes status - bindings
ii  indicator-applet                              12.10.2+13.10.20130924.2-0ubuntu1          amd64        GNOME panel indicator applet
ii  indicator-applet-complete                     12.10.2+13.10.20130924.2-0ubuntu1          amd64        Clone of the GNOME panel indicator applet
ii  indicator-applet-session                      12.10.2+13.10.20130924.2-0ubuntu1          amd64        Clone of the GNOME panel indicator applet
ii  indicator-application                         12.10.1daily13.01.25-0ubuntu1              amd64        Application Indicators
ii  indicator-application-gtk2                    12.10.0.1-0ubuntu2                         amd64        Application Indicators
ii  indicator-appmenu                             13.01.0+13.10.20130930-0ubuntu1            amd64        Indicator for application menus.
ii  indicator-bluetooth                           0.0.6+13.10.20131016-0ubuntu1              amd64        System bluetooth indicator.
ii  indicator-datetime                            13.10.0+13.10.20131023.2-0ubuntu1          amd64        Simple clock
ii  indicator-keyboard                            0.0.0+13.10.20131010.1-0ubuntu1            amd64        Keyboard indicator
ii  indicator-messages                            13.10.1+13.10.20131011-0ubuntu1            amd64        indicator that collects messages that need a response
ii  indicator-power                               12.10.6+13.10.20131008-0ubuntu1            amd64        Indicator showing power state.
ii  indicator-printers                            0.1.7daily13.03.01-0ubuntu1                amd64        indicator showing active print jobs
ii  indicator-session                             12.10.5+13.10.20131023.1-0ubuntu1          amd64        indicator showing session management, status and user switching
ii  indicator-sound                               12.10.2+13.10.20131011-0ubuntu1            amd64        System sound indicator.
ii  indicator-sound-gtk2                          12.10.0.1-0ubuntu2                         amd64        System sound indicator.
ii  indicator-sync                                12.10.5+13.10.20131011-0ubuntu1            amd64        indicator for synchronisation processes status
ii  indicator-weather                             13.7.1                                     all          indicator that displays weather information
ii  libappindicator0.1-cil                        12.10.1+13.10.20130920-0ubuntu2            all          CLI bindings for libappindicator
ii  libappindicator1                              12.10.1+13.10.20130920-0ubuntu2            amd64        Application Indicators
ii  libappindicator3-1                            12.10.1+13.10.20130920-0ubuntu2            amd64        Application Indicators
ii  libindicate-gtk3                              12.10.1-0ubuntu3                           amd64        library for raising indicators via DBus - GTK+ bindings
ii  libindicate5                                  12.10.1-0ubuntu3                           amd64        library for raising indicators via DBus
ii  libindicator-dev                              12.10.2+13.10.20130913-0ubuntu2            amd64        panel indicator applet - library development files
ii  libindicator3-7                               12.10.2+13.10.20130913-0ubuntu2            amd64        panel indicator applet - shared library
ii  libindicator3-dev                             12.10.2+13.10.20130913-0ubuntu2            amd64        panel indicator applet - library development files
ii  libindicator7                                 12.10.2+13.10.20130913-0ubuntu2            amd64        panel indicator applet - shared library
ii  libsync-menu1:amd64                           12.10.5+13.10.20131011-0ubuntu1            amd64        indicator for synchronisation processes status - libraries
ii  python-appindicator                           12.10.1+13.10.20130920-0ubuntu2            amd64        Python bindings for libappindicator
ii  sni-qt:amd64                                  0.2.6-0ubuntu1                             amd64        indicator support for Qt
ii  sni-qt:i386                                   0.2.6-0ubuntu1                             i386         indicator support for Qt
ii  telepathy-indicator                           0.3.1daily13.06.19-0ubuntu1                amd64        Desktop service to integrate Telepathy with the messaging menu.
ii  touchpad-indicator                            0.9.5-0extras13.04.1                       all          An indicator for the touchpad
ii  xchat-gnome-indicator                         0.3.11-0ubuntu4                            amd64        XChat-GNOME Indicator Plugin
ii  xchat-indicator                               0.3.11-0ubuntu4                            amd64        XChat Indicator Plugin
ii  xfce4-indicator-plugin                        0.5.0-2ubuntu2                             amd64        plugin to display information from applications in the Xfce4 panel
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The sound indicator is a bug - referenced in the release notes.

Volume indicator issue after xubuntu 13.10 upgrade

The messaging menu is caused (afaik) by the same underlying issue.

If you want to try the gtk3 indicators in a gtk2 panel - the instructions can be found here. I've been using that setup for a while.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Roadmap/Specifications/Saucy/Gtk3Indicators

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after those steps, indicator-plugin works as he should, but it crashes immediately... now I can't revert to original... –  jasmines Nov 4 '13 at 9:34
    
Have you tried logging out/in? I hope you read the Usage notes and backed up the existing. " The first time you run it you might get crashes because gtk2 indicator backends are still running." –  Elfy Nov 4 '13 at 9:37
    
tried, obvously –  jasmines Nov 4 '13 at 9:38
    
Edit your question and post the output of these commands: sudo dpkg -l grep -e "^rc" -e "^iU" and sudo dpkg -l | grep indicator –  Saur.K Nov 4 '13 at 11:11
    
please provide how to revert to previous state!!! –  jasmines Nov 4 '13 at 16:37
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