A week ago i upgraded to 8.04 on my Dell Inspirion 1525. I was quite pleased initially, alot of the video problems stemming from the embedded video card were fixed. Videos played, my screensavers worked correctly. As i said, i was happy i could enjoy some of the prettier screensavers.

I was watching TV and hadn't used the top in a while, i look over and flocks is running, i stared for a moments, its quite mezmerizing. THhen my screen froze, black with a multi-colored static. When i rebooted my touchpad wasn't working. i looked for some info but found nothing. i went out that night, when i got back it was working again. Alas the next morning it wasn't working and ive been on a USB mouse ever since.

I talked with dell, ran some diagnostics and determined its not hardware related. He had me try to rebuild my xorg with "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" but it didn't help, and whats more, apparently it doesn't function the same as the previous build, or at least not on mine.

I was alerted to a similar but with 8.04 regarding the touchpad, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rg/+bug/173411 but thats only regard to the side scroll bar not working. i've found this: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/31505 which seems to be the same problem. Any ideas?