This is an unusual entry for my blog but I want to put this out there as a service to other Acer Aspire owners. Some searching around the web shows me I’m not the only one having this problem, but I wasn’t able to find the solution on the web.
I have an Acer Aspire One series Model ZG5 netbook with the Linpus OS. A couple of days ago I ran the Live Update to get the latest patches. After I rebooted my trackpad no longer worked. I put Ubuntu on a USB stick and booted it, but the trackpad didn’t work there either. Very frustrating.
As it turns out, the fix is quite simple. Press Function-F7 and you should see a hand pop up on the screen. Fixed!