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[ SOLVED ] Clicking "Sound Settings..." in the task bar takes me to the System Settings ???

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Tenderfoot

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I have been running Linux Lite 2.8 since it came out and it has worked great.


Recently, I left clicked on the speaker sound icon in the taskbar and it opened and I can adjust sound using my mouse wheel as normal, however, when I clicked on "Sound Settings...", instead of taking me to the Volume Control Panel where all the tabs for input and output settings are, it now takes me to the "System Settings" panel where there are NO Sound or Mixer settings.  I can open the Volume Control window from the Main Menu without any problems.


Not sure how this changed, but I would love to be able to put it back like it was originally. 


Any help would be appreciated.


Thanks,
Dan
Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 06:53:04 AM by Tenderfoot
 


 

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Open a terminal, do:

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sudo ln -s /usr/bin/pavucontrol /usr/bin/gnome-control-center
Try that.
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Thanks for your help.


I followed your instructions by copy and pasting into Terminal. 


The result was a message...



ln: failed to create symbolic link ‘/usr/bin/gnome-control-center’: File exists
dan@HAL9000:~$


Was this what you expected to see?  No change on Volume Control yet.



 

 

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Might pay to use the xfce4 panel plugin. We'll be using this in Series 4.x

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sudo apt-get install xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin
See the Help Manual for adding items to the taskbar/tray :)
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Jerry,


Following your school of thought given the error message that came up when I tried your original suggestion, I decided to try it a second time and of course I got the same error message.


So, I got brave and went in a renamed the /usr/bin/gnome-control-center’ to /usr/bin/gnome-control-center.old and then ran your command again which was sudo ln -s /usr/bin/pavucontrol /usr/bin/gnome-control-center


This time it came back without any errors.


I rebooted my PC and to my surprise, the problem appears to be resolved !!


I guess running the command recreated the file and now when I click on "Sound Settings" under the speaker Icon in the control panel, it pops up the Volume Control window with all of the correct tabs and slides to change all of the sound settings.


Thank you very much for your suggestion!  I really do appreciate your help as I would have never figured that one out myself. 


Please mark this one as "Resolved" as I cannot find any way to do so via a simple button or dropdown selection.


Thanks again!!!


Dan
Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 02:40:06 PM by Tenderfoot
 

 

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