This is going to get a bit stinky. For some reason I'm unable to copy and paste from either xterm or urxvt. Probably not the first time that's been said. What's strange is that I was able to get it to work last night. Oh well, not a lot of help came from it, I'll try and report what happened when I entered the commands.
lspci -v returns IBM Thinkpad A20m/A21/m and Realtek RTL -8139/8139C/8139C+
lsusb Bus001 Device 001 ID 1d6b:0001
ifconfig -a gives irda0 and local loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask255.0.0.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16463
all the packets, errors, dropped, etc are 0's
iwconfig=no wireless connections in lo,irda0 and eth0
Hope this helps. When I try and use the middle mouse button to copy, xterm spits out a cascade of info similar to what I posted before. I kinda feel that being able to walk on water must be a part of the "legacy" required for copying and posting! If there's an easy/better way to get what I see in the terminal transferred to something so I can show it to you, I'd appreciate knowing what it is!
Sorry if this sounds like a rant. I know I can't be the first person that's said it. And now that I think about it, it "is what it is." So yeah, it's another thing I'll have to learn or else figure out some way around it. Thanks.