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I've just installed Oneiric (64-bit), and immediately after installation I followed this guide to get the Gnome Classic interface (I've tried Unity... I really wanted to like it, but it just never stuck). It seemed to go ok, but when I'm in a Gnome Classic session, I have no volume control applet, and there doesn't appear to be one in the Add To Panel list.

The volume control is there when I'm in a Unity session with the same user. This may be similar to this question, but the circumstances seemed different enough to warrant a new question.

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if you add the indicator-applet PPA and add this to the panel - do you have the sound applet backup? – fossfreedom Dec 24 '11 at 17:26
@fossfreedom Thanks, for some reason that didn't come up in my searches. That did it. If I remember, I'll upvote your answer there when I get 4 more reputation, heh. – glibdud Dec 24 '11 at 17:51
I guess this can be marked as effectively a duplicate of that other question. – glibdud Dec 24 '11 at 17:52
up vote 3 down vote accepted

The solution was to add indicator-applet to the panel.

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open a terminal and enter


That's the console volume control. Alternatively, start the pulseaudio-daemon:

open /usr/bin/pulseaudio

but in classic mode, it doesn't work when you have more than one device (2nd device not showing in classic mode eihter).

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