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I just wanted to ask, what could I mess up? My situation is this:

In XFCE4.10 (!) on the panel0 I put the Indicator Applet. It always showed me the volume control and network icons. When I updated to 13.10 and after cleaned some stuff, removed some orphaned package, I noticed, the volume control applet is showing mute and if I clicked on it there is an empty drowdown menu like 10x5 px.. Now it became completely useless. So my question is WHAT should I reinstall or change to get the control work?.. :/

Thanks.

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Now it's SOLVED: The path to the indicator-sound-service is wrong.

In my case this is in /usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service So we have to modify the /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service

If you look in, there is another path so the emptyness is normal.. Change the path (use root access) to gain writing permission to the file.

sudo su nano /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service

and change the Exec path to /usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service

gl & hf!

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Mark your own answer as the answer. Do not edit the title to say "solved" –  Thomas W. Dec 6 '13 at 6:40
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Yes, I have this problem too. Unfortunately, it looks like this problem will not be fixed anytime soon even though it's marked of high importance. It's been around for 3 months and still hasn't been fixed yet :( Pretty sad given that sound control seems like a core feature.

There are workarounds on the bug report page, but I'm just going to wait for the fix.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-sound/+bug/1208204

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