Weird! So many have reported this problem but none seem to have found a fix for this

I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on my old ThinkPad r52. Often & randomly my touchpad as well as the pointer will suddenly stop responding.

I have Windows XP as dual boot and the only solution is to reboot into Windows, use the mouse for some time and then reboot into Ubuntu.

Can any enlightened soul kindly put us out of our misery???

Thanks a ton!!