Just got X11 installed with awesomewm on my roomate's laptop, and it's working great ... except his touchpad isn't working at all.
I got help from #ArchLinux on freenode, and read the ArchWiki page on the topic: http://tr.im/k4sh?archlinux
unfortunately, that didn't change anything.
I'm running Arch Linux 2009/02, on Linux kernel 188.8.131.52-4, with Xorg-server 1.6.1-1 and awesomewm 3.3pre20090421-1.
Here's the output of some possibly relevant commands and some possibly relevant logs:
`cat /proc/bus/input/devices` => http://gist.github.com/104220
`sudo hwd -s` => http://gist.github.com/104222
`sudo hwd -e` => http://gist.github.com/104223
`sudo hwd -y` => http://gist.github.com/104225
`lspci` => http://gist.github.com/104227
`lsusb` => http://gist.github.com/104228
`dmesg | grep -iC3 "synaptics"` => http://gist.github.com/104232