I have a fresh-ish install of 12.10 and the touchpad has been acting strangely. First it's ignoring some of my settings, for example, I usually turn off the "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad" setting because I accidentally "click" when I don't want to. Second, the touchpad will occasionally go into a state where it jumps all over the screen and is completely unusable. When it's in this state I have to rmmod and reload the psmouse driver, I've done this a lot. Looking back at my shell command history I see it done ten times in the past day or so. It seems that this happens most often when I have a my thumb on the touchpad and I click the mouse button.
So I'm wondering how can I first of all disable the mouse clicks feature and second, any ideas why it's going into this jumpy state?