Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04, how to fix the volume control

One more thing missing in Ubuntu 10.04: the volume control.  Apparently some knot-head at Canonical thought it would be a good idea to lump it in with the email/IM/Twitter notification applet, which I don't want to use.  I just want the volume control.  Here's how to put the old one back on the bar right now:

gnome-volume-control-applet &

To make it permanent, do this:

1. Go to System, Preferences, Startup Applications
2. Click Add
3. Enter these in the appropriate boxes:
Name: Volume Control
Command: gnome-volume-control-applet
Comment: Show desktop volume control
4. Save and close

Lots of whining about this screwup on the intertubes.

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