my sound indicator in the panel suddenly disappeared. My sound works perfectly accept that I have to run the following script to enable my built-in JBL sound in good quality. I don't if it has anything to do with it (and would be another question how to solve this issue, but it works for me) I have to run this once when reboot/login to my system to get the sound to work in good quality. Sound settings are all right. The only thing is that the indicator in the panel is missing. How can I get it back?

So here is the script I run everytime I start my system:


pulseaudio -k
sudo modprobe -r snd-hda-intel
sudo modprobe snd-hda-intel model=asus-model4
pulseaudio --start

I am using ubuntu 14.04 with unity.

  • what are you using ubuntu or xubuntu.
    – mr_azad
    Jun 5 '14 at 14:10
  • I asked you what operating system you are using ubutnu 14.04 or xubutnu 14.04.
    – mr_azad
    Jun 5 '14 at 14:18
  • Possible Duplicate of no-sound-icon-on-the-top-unity-panel-in-ubuntu-12-04
    – Jatttt
    Jun 24 '14 at 19:00
  • but mine has more favs and this answer has more upvotes... I would think the other one is the duplicate...
    – markusw
    Jun 25 '14 at 6:43

For some reason, the soundmenu seems be set to invisible. To correct, run in a terminal:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.sound visible true

You can do it with dconf editor as well (but you would have to install it from the repositories). Open dconf editor, browse to com > canonical > indicator > sound,and check "visible"

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  • yeah that was it!!
    – markusw
    Jun 5 '14 at 14:25
  • I have an additional question: The indicator is set to invisible at every system boot. Why does this happen?
    – markusw
    Jun 7 '14 at 8:42
  • @markusw That is odd, then we have to find out the process that is causing it. Is it also before you run the script you mention in your post? I have to run, will look into it tonight or tomorrow. Jun 7 '14 at 8:53
  • Yes, but It seems that pulseaudio is not running, when the system boots... maybe this is a hint.
    – markusw
    Jun 8 '14 at 15:55
  • @markusw as a temporary bandage, would an automatically run script on login be helpful? the two scripts could be combined. not a definitive & clean solution, but still practical for now? Jun 9 '14 at 18:22

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