This is obviously not impossible to fix as it works nicely in Fedora 13. Also cdrdao comes preinstalled there which I find rather logical considering that it is required for this to work. I mean - why on earth does the package rhythmbox-plugin-cdrecorder not depend on cdrdao for an instance? What is the point of integrating a copy audio CD option into rhythmbox when the packages required for it to work need not be installed?
While we're on this - note that with cdrdao not installed brasero just **crashes** whenever you try to copy an audio CD - there is no window complaining about a missing plugin or anything (that only appears when cdrdao package is already installed). Brasero should either depend on cdrdao or else this behaviour needs to be fixed as well.