I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E420 with Ubuntu 12.04. Ever since it was brand new, I have never been able to rip CDs with it. Discs take 45-90 minutes to rip, if they complete at all. I've tried many different sofware packages. Ripoff seems to work the fastest (30-40 minutes). With some backends you can actually hear the disc constantly spinning up, spinning down, spinning back up every five seconds or so...
The drive seems to work normally otherwise. Playing audio CD works, accessing data, watching DVD, etc.
I have no problem ripping CDs on my desktop system which is also Ubuntu 12.04.
Is there a known issue with Ubuntu and the CD drive in this laptop?