How to restore sound notifications in Empathy

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If sound notifications are missing in your empathy messenger, just go to terminal and type

sudo aptitude reinstall sound-theme-freedesktop ubuntu-sounds

Then restart empathy, everything works.

This is because, the ubuntu studio sound theme does not support empathy sounds. This gets sound back by reinstalling sound-theme-freedesktop and ubuntu-sounds package:

If you still don’t have sound notifications, go the the Preferences menu of Empathy and check if the sound notification is enabled or not.

Thanks again to this article: http://askubuntu.com/questions/109956/no-notification-sound-with-empathy

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