The issue is as follows:
After clean install of fedora 16 on my laptop: NP400B5B-S02UK my touchpad sometimes would stop working and at that point i would use the "****" sorry but i do not know the english name for that thing that i guess IBM invented or at least is famous for
It goes something like this:
Watch a video or write a document and suddenly the mouse pointer will go up and to the left where you'd normally go to bring the activities in gnome 3.
I would use the **** to finish whatever i do and reboot (sometimes i dont make it in time and the **** sops working as well and the pointer sits in the top left hand corner)
note that the buttons stop working as well first the touchpad's and then the ****'s.
Killing gnome-session : pkill gnome-session for example would solve the issue but only for a minute or two then freezes again. the only solution is to reboot.
i have tried other distros /arch, ubuntu, fudbuntu, /as well as F14 and none of them had the same problem.
sudo xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ WebCam SC-13HDN10939N id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
nothing in logs anywhere ....
Any ideas are really appreciated.