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    indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 1208204)

    I am trying to apply this fix for 13.10 Xubuntu

    "Thanks, Sean
    For those looking for a temporary workaround, look at /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service and change the Exec line

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

    But I can't edit the file without root access? How do I get root access? I know there is way to do it via a gui with mouse pad or leafpad, but when I type gksudo is says it's not found. Do I install it? What commands do I use?
    Thanks
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    Re: indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 120820

    Hello and welcome to the forums.

    gksudo isn't installed by default any more, but it can be installed via:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gksu
    pkexec is supposed to be the replacement for gksudo, but its not configured out of the box for running X applications.

    Apparently, you can also use "sudo -i" to run graphical applications as root".

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    Re: indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 120820

    There is a more versatile workaround in this comment
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...04/comments/41
    you can use nano
    Code:
    sudo nano /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service
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    Re: indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 120820

    Thanks for the welcome

    I assume the only text I change is the Exec line?:


    Exec=/bin/sh -c 'if [ -n "$(ps -U $USER | grep xfce4-panel)" ]; then /usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service;else /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service;fi'





    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    There is a more versatile workaround in this comment
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...04/comments/41
    you can use nano
    Code:
    sudo nano /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service

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    Re: indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 120820

    I don't know how to use this program "sudo nano" it won't allow me to save a file. I don't know how to type out ^O to write out the file or any of the commands or what they do. Can it be done with a GUI interface that allows me to click file then save.

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    Re: indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 120820

    Quote Originally Posted by hhWnd8K View Post
    I don't know how to use this program "sudo nano" it won't allow me to save a file. I don't know how to type out ^O to write out the file or any of the commands or what they do. Can it be done with a GUI interface that allows me to click file then save.
    You can either:

    1. Install gksu:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gksu
    ...and use gksudo to startup mousepad in root mode:
    Code:
    gksudo mousepad /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service
    2. Or if you don't want to install gksu, you can:
    Code:
    sudo -i mousepad /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service

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    Re: indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 120820

    TOZ, Thanks works perfect now.

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    Re: indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 120820

    Quote Originally Posted by hhWnd8K View Post
    I don't know how to use this program "sudo nano" it won't allow me to save a file. I don't know how to type out ^O to write out the file or any of the commands or what they do. Can it be done with a GUI interface that allows me to click file then save.
    Just a couple of notes - to save and exit in nano Ctrl+O, Ctrl+X

    I'd try to get the hang of it - if you get issues where you need to work with files at the recovery root menu then you'll thank yourself.

    Secondly, be aware that while that fix works - if changes to the file come through you'll possibly need to redo the change.

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    Re: indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin (Launchpad 120820

    Quote Originally Posted by hhWnd8K View Post
    Thanks for the welcome

    I assume the only text I change is the Exec line?:


    Code:
    Exec=/bin/sh -c 'if [ -n "$(ps -U $USER | grep xfce4-panel)" ]; then /usr/lib/indicator-sound-gtk2/indicator-sound-service;else /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/indicator-sound/indicator-sound-service;fi'
    yes, that is a replacement 'Exec' line
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