So what am I going to do now? Well, I'm going to poke at the package list for this release and add some more wi-fi drivers that are included in Newt OS 3. I didn't think they were necessary, but it can't hurt to try. I also ditched Midori, because it may be part of the problem, and replaced it with Firefox. I am also trying not including any modified files (these are files I include to pre-set the theme and other settings for you, the user) in hopes that all of this was just because of one goofy file. If I am unable to solve this problem with this build, I will remove it and find a new base for it. I have heard good things about John Doe's "LXDEX" build, especially in terms of stability. If I cannot build my own LXDE spin of Newt OS, I will attempt to build one based on his release.
In the meantime, please contribute any possible plans for future releases, troubleshooting help, or advice. Working solo at times like this is challenging. At the same time, don't give up on Newt OS, the main build is still stable, and this setback won't keep me from moving forward. It might just take some time.