touchpad acting erratic in 12.10

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http://askubuntu.com – I have a fresh-ish install of 12.10 and the touchpad has been acting strangely. First it's ignoring some of my settings, for example, I usually turn off the "Enable mouse clicks with touchpad" setting because I accidentally "click" when I don't want to. Second, the touchpad will occasionally go into a state where it jumps all over the screen and is completely unusable. When it's in this state I have to rmmod and reload the psmouse driver, I've done this a lot. Looking back at my shell command history I see it done ten times in the past day or so. It seems that this happens most often when I ha (HowTos)