After upgrading from 12.04 to 13.10, indicator-multiload indicators in the xfce4 panel become invisible as soon as I activate indicator-sound-gtk2. I don't know where i can find any error log for this, sorry. Does anyone have the same issue ?

Best, Tin


indicator-sound is broken in XFCE, currently. To fix this, you can edit /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service

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

And change the content to this :

[D-BUS Service]



Exec=/bin/sh -c 'if [ -n "$(ps -U $USER | grep xfce4-panel)" ]; then /usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service;else /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service;fi'

This will load indicator-sound-gtk2 when using XFCE session, and use indicator-sound when another session (like Unity) is loaded.

I'm currently using Arch, but maybe this will help you :

screenshot of xfce4 on Arch

As you can see, it works for me. But interresting fact : it's not named indicator-multiload but xfce4-systemload-plugin. I think this plugin comes with xfce4-goodies package. That might be the indicator you'r looking for ?

  • Thanks, i already applied this workaround in order to make indicator-sound work, but having displayed both indicator-sound and indicator-multiload remains impossible ... – imbibinebe Dec 26 '13 at 8:56
  • I edited my answer. Try to use "xfce4-systemload-plugin" instead. I don't know if that can help you. – MrVaykadji Jan 4 '14 at 2:49

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