Whenever I use my touchpad and don't have my mouse with me, it stops working after about 10 - 15 minutes. If I try to move it it hangs a lot and moves a few pixels, really slow. TouchpadOff is set to 2 and whenever I set it to 0 with synclient TouchpadOff=0 it stays at 0 until I try to move the mouse with the touchpad and then goes back to 2. Any help?
This always works for me to bring it back.
sudo modprobe -r psmouse sudo modprobe psmouse
As far as I can tell, xorg kills the touchbad (see DebuggingTouchpadDetection) because it is buggy. Still investigating how to avoid this from happening.