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Xubuntu 13.10 Sound Indicator Fix

The Sound Indicator doesn’t work by default in Xubuntu 13.10 but there is a quick work-around you can apply to get it to work.To fix the Sound Indicator in Xubuntu 13.10, open the /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service file as root with a text editor – I’ll use nano (command line text editor) below:sudo nano /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.serviceAnd in that file, comment out the line that starts with “Exec=” (to comment out means to put a “#” in front of the line) and under that line, paste this:Exec=/bin/sh -c ‘if [ -n “$(ps -U $USER | grep xfce4-panel)” ]; then /usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service;else /usr/lib/$(arch)-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service;fi’Then save the file. If you’re using Nano command line editor, to save and exit press Ctrl + o, then Enter and then Ctrl + x.This is how the file should look after making the changes:[D-BUS Service]Name=com.canonical.indicator.sound#Exec=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-serviceExec=/bin/sh -c ‘if [ -n “$(ps -U $USER | grep xfce4-panel)” ]; then /usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service;else /usr/lib/$(arch)-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service;fi’The work-around above gets the Sound Indicator to work in Xfce but it also ensures that the Sound Indicator will continue to work in other desktop environments such as Unity.Thanks to +Cristian Moldovan for the tip! Via Crismblog.ro & Launchpad
Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.

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