Re: Need serious help!
May I ask, what flavour of Linux is included on this netbook? Could we have a link to a product specifications page on the Internet?
There are a lot of cheap ARM-based netbooks out there with Linux or Windows CE that are very under-spec; you know, 64 megabytes of RAM and a 300MHz CPU. You should not buy a netbook unless it has a decent amount of memory and a decent CPU, otherwise you're probably getting ripped off.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.