[ubuntu] Mouse problem

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm using the optical mouse that came with my dell inspiron and while it works, it has some serious sensitivity issues. I click, it double clicks, I maximine, and it minimizes right back down. Even the lightbulb test under the mouse menu was flickering. Is there an easy fix for this? Of is there a specific mouse that's pretty much plug and play for linux systems? Any help deeply appreciated. (Hardware)