Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Receiver 3.0A
I'm making the switch to ubuntu on my new desktop, but I am having a problem with my wireless keyboard/mouse set!

The wireless receiver is: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Receiver 3.0A (Model 1029)

My keyboard is: Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard 1.0A (Model 1027)

My mouse is: Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2.0 (Model 1007)

The mouse just seems to not respond at all and my keyboard will recognize a key being pressed every few seconds.

I've been searching online and I haven't really been able to find much/understand much... the one post that I thought might be helpful was here:

But I don't understand how to use this patch!

I would greatly appreciate any help someone can give me!! Thanks!