About a year ago I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the touchpad never worked and as a result I never used ubuntu I just upgraded to 14.04 thinking it might work and the touchpad still doesn't work.
I have tried disabling the acer wim files, editing the xorg.conf, using all the F Keys at the login screen and installing drivers with dkms that I found here
When I run cat proc/bus/input/devices I find this
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000e Version=0000 N: Name="ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" P: Phys=isa0060/serio2/input0 S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input10 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse1 event6
B: PROP=5 B: EV=b B: KEY=e420 0 10000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B: ABS=6618000 11000003