I have used Ubuntu before on a desktop as a dual boot, now I want to install it on my new laptop as the only operating system.

This is my 3rd laptop, the 1st with Ubuntu. What I really like about the other laptops is the version of SYNAPTIC I use. It allows me to program the movements as if it were a track ball, and more.

I looked on the SYNAPTICS website, they don't list a Linux driver. Is there anything else for Linux that will do the same, preferably 64 bit?

Thanks Greg