psmouse.c: bad data from KBC - timeout bad parity
Since about 4 days ago I've been having problems with my touchpad, and - I think - keyboard. Basically, I lose control of them, and after a short time everything siezes up.
Since this problem persists even when I use a live-cd (I tried SimplyMepis 3.3 and DSL), and has remained through a complete reinstallation of my Ubuntu "Hoary" system, I imagine the problem may be hardware related.
The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A60 302 (less than a year old) and the persistent error message is: psmouse.c: bad data from KBC - timeout bad parity
This renders the computer next to useless at the moment.
I've done all of the googling that I could, but found little that wasn't way beyond my powers of comprehension.
Could anyone decode the message for me: what's going on?
And what kinds of solutions might I be considering?
Thanks in advance,