touchpad: Once disabled, always disabled

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I once disabled my touchpad because I would rub against it while typing and it would move my mouse elsewhere. I have since re-enabled it from the same place (system -> preferences -> pointing device) but it remains disabled at next boot up. I know it's a per-user setting, because when I logon as another user to the same laptop, touchpad remains enabled.. Not having a mouse around and a touchpad that is disabled is most distressing, as I get stuck! Anyone know how to renable the mouse for a user, or just to reset the settings of the touchpad.. -turgut (HowTos)