I'm a true newby... Luckilly the keyboard shortcuts are (in a way) similar to those in Windows. In short, I also have the "mouse" problem. I've tried using different "mice" ?? (or mouses) under Ubuntu 12.04 and none worked. One major difference with other users is that I'm running Ubuntu in a VM (VMWare 7.0). But with all the searches I've done, I conclude that the (mouse) problem is common. Is there a patch that corrects the problem ? I've tried different commands like many posted in different forums but to no avail. Can anyone help me ?? PS: I've even looked in VMWare forums for help...
I really think your problem is VMWare oriented. I tested PS/2 mouse, Serial mouse, USB Mouse, optical and even special Logitech mouse that did not work when 12.04 came out but were fixed later on (At least 2 weeks after I first mentioned the problem). So all mice are working out of the box. So I am pretty sure your problem is more VMWare and not Ubuntu.