[ubuntu] Couple problems with 12.10

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Haven't used Ubuntu for the past couple releases and just installed it again. After some initial issues I've got it installed. Now, however, sometimes my mouse doesn't work. And it's strange, because I'm always able to click launchers in the Unity dock, as well as use Dash, but any time I want to click/right click the desktop, click on a button in a window, it doesn't work. Completely unresponsive. Right now, the mouse happens to work, but it's the OPPOSITE. I can use it within the desktop space, but can't click any launchers... Makes no sense to me. Another problem is that if I (Hardware)