I notice quite a few other questions on this subject, but so far none of them help me.
I have a Asus X59GL laptop that I upgraded from Natty to Oneiric and I'm experiencing a new bug. My touchpad gets disabled while I use the computer, i.e. it doesn't go to sleep or anything - I just find the touchpad doesn't work anymore after an undetermined amount of time. I unticked the "Disable while typing" option, but that didn't fix it. I can't find a "touchpad:touchpad" option in gconf, but somehow I don't think that would help me, since the touchpad is very enabled until it gets disabled.
I managed to get Google to tell me about synclient, and just earlier I re-enabled the touchpad using
from the terminal.
But I'd like not to do that.
There's no Fn-key combo for disabling the touchpad and this only started happening after upgrading to Oneiric.
Any ideas what disables the touchpad so I can go poke it with a stick?