(alsa-tray)(12.04LTS5)(viaPPA)not showing up in Unity

Bug #1556619 reported by neo
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Bug Description

Hello ,

i search a way to restore Volume applet and MultimediaKeys in Unity after uninstalling Pulseaudio. I came across your PPA and installed Alsa-Tray with it. apparently on my machine it is not working as the Alsa-Tray Volume-Icon is not shown in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 5 after invoking in Terminal the command "alsa-tray" . Please help also to restore Volume Funkction via Voluem Up and Down keys.

Thank you very much


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Fabien LOISON (flozz) wrote :


Unity used to hide systray icons, and do not display them at all in newer version...

* For older Unity version, you have to follow this: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/how-to-re-enable-notification-area.html
* For newer versions this: http://www.webupd8.org/2015/05/on-demand-system-tray-for-ubuntu.html

For the multimedia key, I don't know if it always work on today's distribution, because it depends on a very old subsystem called HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) that is obsolete (it was replaced by udev many years ago).


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