I am a bit of a linux noob, so be weary of my inept understanding certain aspects of the OS. Anyway, I just loaded ubuntu onto my desktop machine (Dual booted) and everything went fine. The only issue, is that (I have been researching my problem for a while and have decided this is the issue) the gaming keyboard that I have plugged in to the machine isn't supported by the kernel.
I found this: http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg62270.html
Which is somebody else who had the same problem, and fixed it by applying that patch to their kernel. How do I do that? Is there somewhere where I can just copy the code from that webpage, or is it more complicated than that?
P.S. It isn't an issue with hardware. The machine is dual booted, and it works perfectly fine with windows 7, and it works perfectly in the bios and starting up until the moment that ubuntu loads.