For some reason volume control widget is not showing on my Ubuntu panel. I reinstalled alsa and something else, because my sound broke. Now I can't get my audio control panel to display on Unity main panel.

Any one knows what is the problem?

  • Did you start Pithos? Sometimes that will kill the sound icon. – Cammy_the_block Jul 6 '14 at 21:23
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For 14.04 and 16.04 From the launcher - System Settings -> Sound make sure the box shown at bottom left is checked.

Alternatively you can launch from the command line with unity-control-center sound

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gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound visible true

Worked for me.

  • Testing indicates that this works as well on both 14.04 and 16.04 – Elder Geek Oct 16 '17 at 19:58

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