I'm new to ubuntu. After recently being inable to use my Ubuntu, I switched it on, and a few updates were going through.

After updates, I'm missing all this:

  • my sound options from the top bar
  • the sound at all, there is sound on login and while testing
  • after suspending everything blocks
  • a lot of information in system settings is missing, too

How can I get these back?

1 Answer 1


System settings come back after reinstalling this:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

Sound is also back after

sudo apt-get install pavucontrol

then running


and pointing it to the right device.


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