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    Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    I am missing a volume/sound applet for the GNOME panel. The only way to do this I found is the indicator applet, but this also shows an email icon which takes up space and does not seem to be removable.
    I do not want that networking stuff and I use Thunderbird as my email client.
    So, is there a way to just get a volum applet?

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    Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by johann_p View Post
    I am missing a volume/sound applet for the GNOME panel. The only way to do this I found is the indicator applet, but this also shows an email icon which takes up space and does not seem to be removable.
    I do not want that networking stuff and I use Thunderbird as my email client.
    So, is there a way to just get a volum applet?
    System to Preferences to Sound to right click to add this launcher to panal.

    Or you can get the whole kit and kaboodle by adding Code.

    sudo apt-get install padevchooser

    It will show up in Applictions to Sound and Video right click on it and add this to launcher to panel.
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    Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    garvinrick4, i tried following your instructions but now i get the following error message in my notification area:

    An error occured, please run Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message was: ' Unknown Error: '<type 'exceptions.SystemError'>' (E:Opening configuration file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99synaptic - ifstream::ifstream (13: Permission denied))'This usually means that your installed packages have unmet dependencies

    have any idea on how to fix it? I can't even run Update Manager now

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    Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    I found this when I was in search of a resolution to the same problem. And it seems to work:

    go to System > Preferences > Startup Applications

    in the startup tab, look for 'Volume Control' and check it if its unchecked.

    If its not there, 'Add' it using the following parameters:

    Name: Volume Control
    Command: gnome-volume-control-applet
    Comment: Show desktop volume control

    ...and then restart....

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    Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    mike555, your method worked perfectly, thank you! Do you think this could be a bug or was it intentionally left out of lucid?

    Now if i could only undo the damage done by running: sudo apt-get install padevchooser

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    Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    I think they did it on purpose , guess they thought everyone wanted an envelope looking icon that does nothing useful and is connected to the volume icon .....

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    Wink Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by m2xtreme View Post
    mike555, your method worked perfectly, thank you! Do you think this could be a bug or was it intentionally left out of lucid?

    Now if i could only undo the damage done by running: sudo apt-get install padevchooser
    You can either right click and remove the applet or enter this command into Terminal:
    sudo apt-get autoremove padevchooser

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    Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike555 View Post
    I think they did it on purpose , guess they thought everyone wanted an envelope looking icon that does nothing useful and is connected to the volume icon .....
    I did nothing on purpose "padevchooser is the PulseAudio Device Chooser that allows you
    to open all functions and preferences in your Audio. Look it up in Ubuntu Software Center
    or Synaptic or even below: Some should Know what they are speaking before they speak.
    Giving someone bad code on purpose is a vile action.

    rick@rick-laptop:~$ aptitude show padevchooser
    Package: padevchooser
    State: installed
    Automatically installed: no
    Version: 0.9.3-2ubuntu4
    Priority: optional
    Section: universe/sound
    Maintainer: Ubuntu MOTU Developers <ubuntu-motu@lists.ubuntu.com>
    Uncompressed Size: 139k
    Depends: avahi-daemon, libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.20.0), libc6 (>= 2.4), libcairo2 (>=
    1.2.4), libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.0.2), libdbus-glib-1-2 (>= 0.78),
    libfontconfig1 (>= 2.4.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1), libgconf2-4 (>=
    2.13.5), libglade2-0 (>= 1:2.6.1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0),
    libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libnotify1 (>= 0.4.4), libnotify1-gtk2.10,
    libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0), libpulse-browse0 (>= 0.9.8),
    libpulse-mainloop-glib0, libpulse0 (>= 0.9.14), libx11-6, libxml2 (>=
    2.6.27), gnome-icon-theme, pavumeter, pavucontrol, paman, paprefs
    Description: PulseAudio Device Chooser
    PulseAudio, previously known as Polypaudio, is a sound server for POSIX and
    WIN32 systems. It is a drop in replacement for the ESD sound server with much
    better latency, mixing/re-sampling quality and overall architecture.

    This is a simple GTK tool which registers an icon in the tray area and allows
    quick access to some features of the PulseAudio sound server. Specifically it
    can do for you:

    * Notify about new sink/sources becoming available on the LAN
    * Quickly change the default PulseAudio sink/source/server assigned to the
    current X11 display, selecting devices available on the LAN
    * Start the auxiliary tools PulseAudio Volume Control, PulseAudio Volume Meter,
    PulseAudio Manager, PulseAudio Preferences

    rick@rick-laptop:~$
    Last edited by garvinrick4; May 2nd, 2010 at 10:47 PM.
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    Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by garvinrick4 View Post
    I did nothing on purpose "padevchooser is the PulseAudio Device Chooser that allows you
    to open all functions and preferences in your Audio. Look it up in Ubuntu Software Center
    or Synaptic or even below: Some should Know what they are speaking before they speak.
    Giving someone bad code on purpose is a vile action.
    Garvinrick4, I may be wrong, but I sincerely think that mike555 was not talking about you at all, but was merely referring to Canonical, who made a few changes to Lucid that are not entirely welcome, the indicator applet being one of them.

    I too would like to get rid of that envelope and can not understand why my volume control had disappeared. (Which is why I discovered this thread.) Btw, the gnome-volume-control-applet seems to be the old one, the "native" one from Lucid looks slightly different.

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    Re: Is there a volume applet for Ubuntu lucid?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike555 View Post
    I think they did it on purpose , guess they thought everyone wanted an envelope looking icon that does nothing useful and is connected to the volume icon .....
    Sorry Mike, think I stuck my own foot in mouth.
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