I am dual booting 2 Debian sid distros (LinuxBBQ Kielbasa) and (siduction) and both notice audio cd's just fine. I also have Linux Mint 14 Xfce on a laptop and it also notices audio cd's without a problem. Question, is your cd/dvd player internal or external connected through usb?
Also could you post the output of
"lspci" and "uname -a"
Another fix, install Ubuntu bloat then your cpu-scaling-governor will be used at all times and no need for a script. All your cores are belonged to Ubuntu.
Seriously though, I have not heard of this and it's very interesting Nathan. I am still using a laptop with a single core so no use to me unfortunately, but interesting anyway, and I'll save this script in case I need it after I eventually upgrade this laptop. Thanks for posting!
Nice script, thanks. You could also run..
dpkg --get-selections | grep deinstall | sed 's/deinstall/\lpurge/' | dpkg --set-selections; dpkg -Pa
To "deinstall/purge" the deb files all at once.
dpkg --get-selections | grep deinstall | wc -l
To make sure they are all gone. You should get "0" if they are all purged.
^This Not worth it for a rss reader for sure! But there are other readers, I've been using newsbeuter for a couple of weeks and like it a lot once you get it configured with tags and stuff it's pretty efficient. I've also tried Liferea which I thought was good, but slow. But as pidsley showed you, dependencie hell with Lightread.