Monday, October 14, 2013

Xubuntu - Fix empty sound indicator in 13.10

This morning, I installed Xubuntu 13.10 with the daily build image:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/daily-live/current/

When everything finished, the sound indicator in the XFCE panel is empty, I mean...nothing there. No sound settings, no volumn bar.

I searched on the launchpad and found that It is a bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-sound/+bug/1208204


So, here how to fix this:

1. Open the /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service file:

$ sudo nano /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service

2. Change the exec line to the following:

Exec=/usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service