I know there are tons of topics with that name, but I just can't make it work. I had alsamixer from start and it didn't show me sound settings except for mixer itself.

I tried to install gnome control panel, and now when I right click on volume and choose "Volume control" settings, I don't get even alsamixer to appear. Instead I see 1 extra sound icon of gnome control panel, which when I right click on it shows me button "Sound preferences" while it opens just control panel without settings in it... What should I do?

This is what I have in control panel

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Also... I have noise in my earplugs when I don't play music, I can't fix it either even though Power saving is false.


Install gnome control center and pulseaudio again to fix this issue:

sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center

If still doesn't fix your problem:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

If after installing gnome-control-center you still have noise problem try to install pulseaudio:

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio
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  • The problem is, that I already tried to install gnome-control-center, I even tried reinstalling it. P.S. In fact, they are both installed . – Just Nick Sep 20 '16 at 12:22
  • Sadly, this didn't help either... I tried those ways too before making this post. – Just Nick Sep 20 '16 at 14:09
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    This woks for me. I have tried various ways of fixing this issue while I was trying to fix my bluetooth audio connection. OS: 16.04 – Arman Yeghiazaryan Jun 14 '18 at 7:37

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