USV Mouse problem on all my Linux distros


I have been using different distros of Linux for some time but I am still a beginner when it comes to troubleshooting. I have developed a problem with my USB mouse. (it works fine in Windows Vista which I have installed on one of my removable HDs).

The problem is that the mouse does not respond when I click onto icons or items, though the pointer moves around the screen OK. It is not limited to one distro. On my other removable HD I have Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 16; on an external USB HD I have Debien 6 and I have Mint on a USB flash drive (shows how keen I am on Linux!); I also have tried it on various live CDs – including Knoppix 6.4.4 and they all have developed the same mouse problem.

Grateful if anyone can point at what the solution might be.

Many thanks in advance

AMD Athlon 64x dual core
Graphics card Geforce 7600GT
Logitech cordless mouse