Fix Empathy sounds on Gnome Shell

Fix Empathy sounds on Gnome Shell

This a first post of 2013, new ideas, promisses, bugs, etc…ok let’s go Power Rangers!

If you’re using Empathy integrated on Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) and it doesn’t have sound, is probably that you have missing packages.

On my Ubuntu Server 12.10 with pure Gnome Shell, some of commons apps dependencies of Gnome environment are broken or not correctly defined. To fix it is so simple, you can test ‘canberra-gtk-play’:

If this command throws an error, it will show you a missing package. If it doesn’t installed, please use:

If you try install possible other packages, you can try install these libs:

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