Tonight, I converted a bunch of mp3s to ringtones on Debian. A lot of fun, even though I had to use something I believe is more than likely.. not free.
First, Take MP3 Open in audacity or wavesurfer. Splice (30-45 seconds). Convert to 16bit, 8KHz, mono.
save as a ...shudder - wav.
use pvconv - Purevoice by Qualcomm.
Enter and tada - qcp file.
Upload ringer - I use sprint so go to sprintusers.com/focus
and hah! ringtone.
Lots of fun! Thanks to Daniel G. for the app. and info.
Also, wireless mouse works fine on GNU/Linux. It rocks.
Started a study on Fan Fiction and Copyright/DMCA. Coming along quite well.
Soon will have an awesome camera to finish documentary.