Just a heads up for members that do not read: So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next?
and are having Touchpad issues.
Look at: #268
for members that are having Alps Touchpad issues. The new kernel 3.3-r5 now IDs' the Alps better. I created a '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf' file and tweaked the 3.2.7 kernel. Plus did some investigative work that solved issues with my Dell Inspiron M5030 Alps Touchpad. Lot of work to get the scroll issues resolved. Plus got most of the tap issues working. I am still looking for some of the Alps & synaptics variables. Not sure if the queries are presenting all information, probably just the capabilities for each Alps/Synaptics touchpad models.