I have ubuntu 11.04 installed on my Acer aspire laptop. The problem is that the touchpad on the laptop is not recognised as a touchpad, rather as a "PS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse". This means that the added benefits of the touchpad, such as scrolling with two fingers etc are not present.
I believe the problem is due to the kernel. Previous to having Ubuntu installed, I had fedora 16. If I booted with a later version of the kernel, the touchpad was recognized as an actual touchpad, however if I booted with an earlier kernel, it was recognised as a mouse. I can't remember the exact kernel versions though.
However, the second problem is that if the touchpad is recognised properly, although I can use all the features such as multitouch gestures, the pressure sensitivity gets screwed up. It means that I have to press on the touchpad quite firmly for it to work. In earlier kernel versions, the sensitivity is fine, meaning the slightest touch is still detected, however the other gestures don't work...
Basically, after that long and confusing explanation, my question is this:
Is there a way I can get the touchpad recognized under my current kernel (2.6.38-13 64bit), but keep the sensitivity settings as they are? If not, and I have to upgrade the kernel, is there a way I can get the touchpad sensitivity settings back to normal, so that I don't have to push so hard on the touchpad?