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Touchpad and Keyboard both stop working after long uptime

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http://askubuntu.com – I have an Asus laptop that I leave running for several weeks at a time. I never put it in hibernate or suspend, I only close the lid when I'm not using it. After a few days or weeks of running, the touchpad and keyboard will Both lock up for no apparent reason. I could be just surfing the internet when it happens. The laptop only locks up when I'm using it, which may be a clue, but I'm not sure yet. If I plug in my USB mouse, it works just fine without any problems. I can also remotely get into the system with vnc and ssh, everything seems to run fine there as well. It's just the laptops phys (HowTos)