If you open up YaST / Software / Software Management and search for the package “xf86-input-synaptics” see if it is installed. The application is configured by the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf which must edited by root. m I have a bash script you can use for this purpose you can find here:
I did not see where you said what desktop you are using. KDE is selected by default and your selection could make a difference with any such problem. I would like to suggest as another thing to try is a newer kernel, where much hardware support begins. Have a look at my blog on the subject here:
I’ll probably try installing a newer kernel this evening when I have access to a wired Internet connection. I tried it once before, forgetting about the wireless driver, and disabled the wireless without even thinking about it.
So it sounds like you need to run the command: “xinput enable 14” on each startup. Do you run this as root or a normal user? For root, you can look at my article on getting the after.local bash script working in openSUSE 12.3 where this command could then be placed.
Then you go to Menu / Configure Desktop / System Administration / Startup and Shutdown / Autostart (on Left) / Add Script (On Right) / browse to your bash script with this one command and select OK I think and it will run on each startup. While there, I normally suggest you also select Session Management (On Left) / under On Login select the bullet for “Start with an Empty Session”. If you don’t select this, some stuff can be there more than once though a one shot script should not have that effect.