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Hi all,
I was having problems with Win7 on my lappy, so I decided to give Ubuntu a try for the first time. I installed it on a fresh new Vertex 2. The first time I booted up I had no issues. The second time, I went into firefox and the cursor froze. I assumed that the system itself froze and waited a little to see if it would come back. I tried alt-tabbing to see if I could switch windows and that worked, so I concluded that it was a touch pad problem. I threw a usb mouse on and it works just fine. I figured I would restart to see if it would help. Upon reboot, the touch pad worked again. For about 2 minutes. It then stopped working just as it had before and again I reverted to the usb mouse.

I'm 20 minutes new to Ubuntu and Linux and I don't know if there is something that I am doing wrong. Any advice for me?
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Check to see if synaptiks (don't know what the Unity/Gnome version is called) is installed. You might need to fix something with the timeout setting on it. Try getting to the system settings menu and see if you can fix it from the input methods section. I'm not certain if its the same with Ubuntu.

PS: I know a lot of people aren't going to agree with me on this but if Ubuntu is giving you a problem you should try a different varient (Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, or Bodhi) or possibly another distro. I've had nothing but problems with Ubuntu after 10.04.
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I'm really not sure what happened. Now the problem seems to have resolved itself.

As to the distro, I'm going to stick with Ubuntu for now. I want to give it more of a chance than just two days. Thanks for your advice anyways!
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