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brasero complains of missing cdda2wav in Ubuntu Lucid

In Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) if you try to use Brasero to do a straight 1:1 copy of an audio disc, it will complain of missing ‘cdda2wav’.

cdda2wav is provided by icedax; you can install icedax using Synaptic or the following command:

sudo apt-get install icedax

However, you’ll still get a warning. This time brasero will tell you that something is missing, but it will not say what it is.

This is reported to Launchpad, against brasero, as bug #592626: brasero can’t copy audio cd (useless error message).

If you’re willing and able, I would encourage you to stop by the Launchpad site above and lend a hand towards getting this resolved. If you’re not able to do that, and just want to get things working, I actually suggest using k3b. As long as you don’t mind all the kde dependencies, it’s a great program.

Install k3b using Synaptic, or the command line: sudo apt-get install k3b

UPDATE: According to Launchpad’s bug report, this has been fixed since brasero 2.32.0-0ubuntu2.2. Users who continue to experience an issue should make sure they’ve updated, and then file new bug reports.


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Getting junglediskdesktop to run correctly on startup with Gnome

If you’re a jungledisk user on linux, and you put junglediskdesktop in your Startup Applications you may receive unusual errors when you log in.

Such errors are:

  • The jungledisk tray icon does not appear
  • The jungledisk window floats and cannot be closed
  • The jungledisk app gives unusual errors

The problem appears to be that there’s a race condition where junglediskdesktop starts before Gnome is ready to handle it as a tray app.


  • Create a text file with gedit (or your editor of choice)
  • In the file, enter these two lines:
sleep 3 && /usr/local/bin/junglediskdesktop

You’ll need to make your new script executable, so at a terminal do:

chmod +x filename

Now, in startup applications, use your new script instead of junglediskdesktop.

What this script does:

It ‘sleeps’ for 3 seconds before starting the junglediskdesktop application.

Doing that allows Gnome to be ready to handle junglediskdesktop correctly.


It’s my opinion that this is an issue with junglediskdesktop itself (not waiting for Gnome to be ready) rather than an issue with the Gnome itself.

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