The trackpad in my Acer 1641 has stopped responding. The problem exists in OpenSuSE 10.1, Windows XP (via VMWare) and Knoppix LiveCD, so it's not a software/OS issue. I use an external mouse nearly all of the time, of course, but still, when it has to work, it has to work.
Time to exercise the warranty. Taken together with my keyboard problem earlier, any guesses which four-letter brand I won't be looking at when considering my next laptop purchase?