I've Ubuntu 11.10 and my problem is about the touchpad. At the beginning of my computer it's works fine, but after opening an application or a few minutes, it stops working and I have to use a USB mouse. Someone could help me? Thank you very much:)
There is another command that works, and is perhaps more direct:
sudo modprobe -r psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse
The problem is that it is not a permanent solution. I already tried adding psmouse to the /etc/modules file, but the problem is not about the driver not loading, but crashing or something.
Does the unity replacement command work as a "permanent solution"?
I was sucessful with the wollowing treatment: I plugged in a USB mouse Navigate to the touchpad and mouse settings (top right button -> system settings -> Mouse and Touchpad) I then unchecked the disable mouse when typing option. Reboot.
Worked fine using this since! Perhaps there is some weird mouse locking issue related to this setting?