The Not So Jaunty Jackalope

Posted by smallboxadmin on Apr 29, 2009 3:27 PM EDT
Cooking With Linux; By Ken Leyba
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I had intended to create blog post about my frustration with Vista and how I finally installed Linux on my almost one year old PC. A funny thing happened on the way to Linuxland, a roadblock whose name is Jaunty.

So arrives the much hailed Jaunty, destined to be the final stake in the heart Vista. For the few Windows applications I need, I begin by giving less than half of my disk to the new Vista install, a common clean start to a gradually failing Windows operating system. Suspecting I wouldn't be using Vista anytime soon, I didn't bother with updates or anti-virus, saving those wonderful tasks for a later date. The next step was the uneventful install of Jaunty, updates, multimedia codecs, and Virtual Box, nothing unusual.

My first indication of problems were burning a audio CD for my daily commute. One of the touted features of Jaunty was the much improved Brasero CD/DVD burning software. After building my list of tracks I began the burning process. Stepping away and returning to my machine, there sat Brasero with a message “normalizing title...” After a short on-line search, I found there is a bug with the normalizing plug-in for Brasero, that is installed and enabled by default. No problem, turn off the plug-in and a audio CD is created, albeit with varying volume between tracks.

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