I have lost the Gnome GUI I think that is what has happened anyway,
I am running ubuntu on a Samsung NC110, and only the terminal is coming up.
There may have been a conflict between the graphics driver and the automatic updates,
because I had been getting driver errors so removed the proprietry driver, then there
was an update and I think I may have tried to reinstall it. Now I am writing this through my other pc.
I have been into the recovery mode I thought it allowed me to rewind the system,
but now I cannot see that option and do not know what to do.
Sorry I have no idea what to do within the terminal or recovery mode.