After installing Ubuntu 13.10 on this laptop I found that the touchpad settings could not be modified from the usual mouse menus, and two fingered scrolling/edge scrolling could not be enabled.
It turns out this is due to the touchscreen driver interfering with the mouse driver, and a workaround is provided here. Just run:
sudo echo blacklist i2c_hid > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_i2c_hid.confand reboot. This left the touchscreen still functional for me, and the touchpad is now picked up by Synaptics.