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I use an Acer Aspire One and dual booting Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 Starter. (I don't use the Windows partition much.) I have a usb mouse and a usb keyboard. I have been using the middle click paste up until today. Actually I was using it up until just about two hours ago. Nothing updated and I haven't installed anything before that time that would make it stop working (I haven't installed anything since two days ago). My system froze up and I had to restart it so I know this question might be in vain but, I was wondering if there's a way to check and see what went wrong? Or if there's a way to get my middle click back? I can't middle click anywhere, not in Firefox to go to a new tab, not to close a tab, not to paste, not in Empathy to paste, not anywhere as far I can find. If more information is needed let me know. I would greatly enjoy a little bit of help here. EDIT: yep mouse is broken.

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closed as too localized by Tom Brossman, Ringtail, Eliah Kagan, fossfreedom Dec 21 '12 at 9:45

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yeah, that works. different mouse solved the problem. thanks for that. 'xev' worked like a charm. – user115904 Dec 20 '12 at 23:47
Thanks for the feedback. I converted my comment to an answer so you can accept it and I get all the nice internet points. – elmicha Dec 20 '12 at 23:55

Maybe your mouse is broken? You could run xev in a terminal and middle click inside the little window that it opens. You should see a ButtonPress event and ButtonRelease event (only read the first words of each paragraph, the rest doesn't matter here).

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What if you don't see any event? Does that mean that the mouse is broken, or could it be a driver issue? – ostrokach May 21 at 18:39

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