Since Ubuntu 8.10 the device configuration was moved from Xorg to Hal. So i had to "translate" my old notes to let my touchpad work with hal.
Just create a new .fdi file into /etc/hal/fdi/policy and paste the translated configuration below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
<device> <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad"> <merge key="input.x11driver" type="string">synaptics</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.SendCoreEvents" type="string">true</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.Device" type="string">/dev/psaux</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.Protocol" type="string">auto-dev</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.LeftEdge" type="string">100</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.RightEdge" type="string">1120</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.TopEdge" type="string">50</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.BottomEdge" type="string">310</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.FingerLow" type="string">5</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.FingerHigh" type="string">20</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.MaxTapTime" type="string">100</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.MaxTapMove" type="string">150</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.MaxDoubleTapTime" type="string">180</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.VertScrollDelta" type="string">20</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.HorizScrollDelta" type="string">50</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.MinSpeed" type="string">0.49</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.MaxSpeed" type="string">0.78</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.AccelFactor" type="string">0.0010</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.LockedDrags" type="string">false</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.TapButton2" type="string">3</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.TapButton3" type="string">2</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.VertTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" type="string">false</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.FastTaps" type="string">true</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">false</merge> <merge key="input.x11options.HorizEdgeScroll" type="string">false</merge> </match> </device> </deviceinfo>

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