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I finished my fresh install of 12.04 LTS x64 this morning following insurmountable problems with 12.10. Everything went smoothly until I logged in. It was at this point I noticed I had no mouse control. I went to browse Firefox via the terminal and discovered there was no connection. In fact, my router isn't even recognizing that the PC is plugged into the network. Google yielded no results, thus I turn to your combined expertise. I am extremely new to Ubuntu and apologize in advance for the lack of knowledge. I'm sure it will show. Specs below:

AsRock z75 Pro 3 w/ Intel I5 3.1GHz quad Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition WD3200KS (only drive on system)

I will post any requested information as soon as possible.

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Is your mouse connected via USB? If so, type lsusb with the mouse plugged in. For your ethernet connection, type lspci with the cable plugged in. Add the outputs of both commands to your post. These two commands will only list the peripherals connected via each bus. Won't fix anything, but certainly will help. –  oaskamay Mar 6 '13 at 21:50
    
How do I transfer the output to this post? Even if I attempted to type it word for word, the terminal size cuts off some amount of information. I cannot scroll or resize due to mouse. –  Corey Mar 7 '13 at 0:43
    
Also, lsusb prompts "command not found." –  Corey Mar 7 '13 at 1:02
    
To use lsusb you need to install the usbutils package ie "sudo apt-get install usbutils" –  Meer Borg Mar 7 '13 at 1:46
    
Tried that, it informed me that I already have the latest version. –  Corey Mar 7 '13 at 3:22
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