You'll find a lot of helpful information for the eeePC here: http://forum.eeeuser.com/
and here: http://wiki.eeeuser.com/
I simply wish to access the terminal.
Usually it's MenuButton -> System -> Konsole
or <CRTL><ALT><F1> then <CRTL><ALT><F7> to get back to the GUI
even when I click on the easy mode option
If I remember right, you then have to logout and login again to go back to "easy mode". It doesn't "just happen".