Ubuntu 10.04 mouse pointer frozen
Mouse pointer is frozen in Ubuntu 10.04 installation.
Kant use it at anytime!
May have happened after update failure to complete due to lockup/restart when both keyboard and mouse had stopped responding. Only mouse not working on 10.04 install now.
Also happened on a 10.10 Ubuntu install also same/similar circumstances about the same time.
Both installs are same box and peripherals but on different hard drives.
The 10.10 mouse and keyboard are working now and keyboard of 10.04 install is working now after running the following commands and text based and gui based fix options in synaptic and maybe a few more I forgot about.
apt-get install -f
dpkg – configure -a
I'm barely command line literate and do not understand most of the underpinnings of Linux.
Thanx if you can send guidance.
I want to know how to get the mouse working or unfrozen on the 10.04 installation. Feel free to be non cryptic as that is one of the things that prevents me from learning Linux I believe. I've got dementia from Brain damage surgery etc.... and apologize for being a drain...on anyone.
Additional info. again, same mouse both installs one works other doesn't; same video card and same settings. Mouse is an Aopen multi~button dual wheel but configured by installation recommendations only.