touchpad recognized but not working

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http://askubuntu.com – I'm new to using Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on my laptop. I am not dual booted. My touch pad is not working and this is a big problem for me. Please help me solve this problem. When I display the inputs in the terminal this is what I get: ~$ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Logitech USB Optical Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=14 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard (HowTos)