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The sound menu have disappeared in 11.10 have anyone had a same problem ?

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On ubuntu 10.04 happens the same to me. if you clicked on the speaker icon -> "Sound settings..." it lead you to a system-settings windows where a lot of icons where missing, even sound. Reinstalling ubuntu desktop as recommends Swizzla did the trick. – XiR_ Jun 9 '14 at 8:14

Yes, same problem here. More generally, the old System Settings icon is missing in 11.10. To access your settings (and change speaker volume):

  1. Right-click your username in the upper-right corner of your screen, on the toolbar.
  2. If you do not see "System Settings" on the menu, try right-clicking directly to the right of your username on the toolbar.
  3. Select "System Settings". Right-click on "Sound" and change your sound settings as needed.

There is an "Other" tab with more settings--I'm posting the link to a blog with more information about how to access this tab. You will need to 'un-hide' it under "Edit Menus" in order to use it:

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The've just released an update and it seems the problem has been fix. Ubuntu has an awesome team. I've been using alsamixer to control the sound before and it worked like a charm – xoxox Nov 1 '11 at 6:02

Re-installing libindicator-sound ubuntu-desktop, and the pulseaudio x11 plugin fixed this for me. My sound menu disappeared from the unity panel when there was some kind of conflict, and they were accidentally removed.

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