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I'm trying out Xubuntu and Kubuntu. I have a complicated sound setup which I knew how to setup in Ubuntu but I'm having trouble doing the same in Xubuntu and Kubuntu. I'd like to install the main GUI application from Ubuntu (the one where you click on a taskbar and go to preferences and you see all the devices, input, output...) to try to set the sound in Xubuntu and Kubuntu. What is the name of package I need to install?
Should I expect and conflicts?

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11.04

It's very straightforward in 11.04...

however note from comments received - Xubuntu made an active decision not to include the gnome-packages since they depend very much on gnome settings, indicators, etc. Xubuntu and Xfce use xfce4-miser. When it is not sufficient, xubuntu advise pavucontrol be added instead.

The name of the package in ubuntu is gnome-media

From a quick test in xubuntu - if you install this, it will replace the screen displayed when you choose sound-preferences from the panel.

The command launched in gnome-volume-control

In terms of packages installed -

sudo apt-get install gnome-media

gave the following results:

The following extra packages will be installed:
  gnome-media-common libgladeui-1-11 libgnome-media0
The following NEW packages will be installed
  gnome-media gnome-media-common libgladeui-1-11 libgnome-media0

11.10

Its not so straightforward in 11.10...

The package in oneiric is called gnome-control-center and you would display the sound preferences with the command

gnome-control-center sound

If you try to install (simulated) you will notice it will effectively try to install most of the Unity shell...

sudo apt-get -s install gnome-control-center
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gnome-volume-control: command not found –  enedene Nov 5 '11 at 10:39
    
I tested this in xubuntu 11.04 - what version of xubuntu are you using? –  fossfreedom Nov 5 '11 at 10:41
    
I tried on Xubuntu 11.10 and Kubuntu 11.10 –  enedene Nov 5 '11 at 10:48
    
... updated the answer –  fossfreedom Nov 5 '11 at 10:56
    
Yes, that doesn't sound good. I'll have to stick to what I have. Thank you. –  enedene Nov 5 '11 at 11:01

I'm not sure if it's the same as what you get from the top bar in Ubuntu, but pavucontrol might help.

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