I wonder if it is possible to use a fallback driver for a synaptics touchpad instead of the synaptics driver. I have a weird problem with my touchpad (Acer TravelMate 6292), and I want to check this option out.

Under Windows (XP, Vista, 7)the generic driver works, while the synaptics driver freezes the system. I would like to try out whether the same holds under linux.

I uninstalled the synaptics xorg driver, but my touchpad no longer works at all. I thought it would automatically fall back to a basic driver (such as the "mouse" one), but no such luck.

Can you help me with this? I do not care much for the advanced touchpad features (scrolling and all), I just want to be able to use it as a basic mouse.