I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 , I have a problem with my mouse. It just suddenly stops working during an operation, and sometimes when the system is idle. This happens almost everyday. I am a newbie to Ubuntu and have just migrated from Windows XP. Do I need to install specific drivers for the mouse.
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Are you using a mouse or a touchpad?
I had this problem too on my laptop, the touchpad randomly locked up...
go to the mouse settings-> Touchpad and than there should be a checkbox which says something about that the touchpad is getting temporarely deactivated during typing. This should prevent unwanted clicking during typing.
But for some reason it does not reactivate the touchpad...
I solved it by unchecking and after that check the box. I don't know why but for me it works...