I have a Samsung Series 7 Chronos Laptop with a Synaptics trackpad, on which I recently installed Arch Linux. My trackpad has worked fine without configuration on debian-based distros and openSuse Tumbleweed, however, on Arch, it becomes absolute (i.e. each corner of the trackpad directly corresponds to a corner of the screen, so I can't really click on things unless I keep my finger in exactly the same spot).
Things I've tried:
All my Synaptics drivers are updated
f86-input-synapticspackage, no options seem to show promise
Any thoughts? To be clear, the touchpad works. However, it seems to be mapped absolutely to my screen, which renders it basically useless.