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I finally got ubuntu 12.04 installed after figuring out what the problem was.

For some reason, mouse clicks aren't always registered correctly so I had to use the arrows, tab and space to select and change options.

Now in ubuntu I got the same problem. The mouse moves around perfectly, and in the active window I can do everything but it's a real pain to get something else clicked outside of that window.

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You could run the terminal, run xev which is in the x11-utils package. This will show you the window inside which you can click and test your mouse buttons and make sure the X server is indeed receiving those events which will be shown in the terminal window from which you started xev.

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