No cd ripper was working in my Vostro 3550 - 12.10 Quantal. Later on I found out that you do not have to rip CDs anymore in Ubuntu: all you have to do is open the cd and drag all songs (that shows in .wav format) to your desktop. Trouble is: no id tags. Anyone?
I'm not even sure if WAVE is capable of storing ID3-Tags. You would convert those files anyway to another format because of their size. Either choose FLAC if you need it to be losless or OGG, MP3 or something else.
For converting I use