I recently had trouble with my trackpad mouse clicks not registering in Ubuntu. I tried a known good wireless mouse(It works on my windows machine) to no avail, I then looked around on the internet for a while and didn't find any fixes. So I decided to backup my data and do a fresh install of Ubuntu assuming it was just something that went wrong with the OS or something. I made it to the first screen where it asks you to select a language and neither my trackpad nor my wireless mouse could click on anything.
I happened to have a Kali Linux live usb laying around so I tried that and poof everything was working as it should. I then decided to try other Ubuntu variants to see if it was just an Ubuntu issue. I tried Kubuntu as well as Xubuntu and had the same issue as I had in Ubuntu. I then decided to try Fedora to see if the issue would arise there. Nope.
I'm completely at a loss, I have no clue what issue could exist in Ubuntu and its variants that doesn't exist in other Linux distros. This is especially confusing given that this started happening after I dropped my laptop which I assumed meant it was a hardware issue and that something had physically broken inside the trackpad.
Any ideas as to what the problem might be?