Bug #1208204 - "indicator-sound no longer functions with xfce4-indicator-plugin"

A. C. Censi accensi at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 18:17:04 UTC 2013

Why not create a ppa with the changed package, and instruct users to apply


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Bruno Benitez <gridcube at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, Pjtor, I am not a programmer, but I see a huge problem with your "very
> easy" fix, you see, xubuntu shares most and almost all their setting from
> mainbuntu, so the file /usr/share/dbus-1/services/indicator-sound.service
> belongs to all the *buntu multiverse, changing its content would have
> affected all the flavours and then break the ubuntu's panels. Xubuntu would
> have needed an "special" indicator-sound.service and all the programs that
> call the service would have to be tuned to use this, as far as i
> understand.
>> Now I readily admit that I'm no developer and I can't fabricate an update
>> package that does this, but *it looks* dead simple to do, in my layman's
>> eyes. And it *would* be a big Public Relations bonus for Xubuntu 13.10.
> It is one of the recommended solutions, to be applied by xubuntu users
> manually, again we can not ship a modified file because it would break the
> rest of the flavours.
> I agree that this was not a nice thing to happen, and that maybe some
> silly workaround (like simply adding a panel launcher to pavucontrol as
> default, or adding a standalone sound applet) might have been preferrable,
> but at the moment no one of us though about this.
> I can not speak for the rest of xubuntu but I feel a bit ashamed that we
> let this go through so far as it did.
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> Br
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