Oneiric Display Problem on Netbook: Windows Extending Off-Screen
I checked before posting, but perhaps I didn't have the right search terms. In anycase I couldn't find a thread on this particular topic.
I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) on an HP Mini 110 netbook. I completely reformatted the existing HDD, replacing the original Win XP installation with three partitions: /, /home, and a swap partition.
I had to connect via ethernet in order to download a wireless driver. I also installed some 300+ updates that the system recommended once it was connected. Other than that the install went smoothly (in fact I'm typing this on the netbook).
However there is still a nagging display problem that I haven't been able to fix. Certain windows, especially software dialogs, extend off the visible screen area. They cannot be resized or dragged to fit, and they have no scroll bars to get access to the off-screen areas.
I have tried adjusting the resolution, but the panel for doing that has only one option available: 1024x576. And the resolution actually appears fine as far as readability is concerned. Some windows simply act as though the screen is larger than it is, and cannot be persuaded otherwise.
I have checked some hardware info. The system is running an Intel 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller, with a "subsystem" identified as Hewlett-Packard Company Device 308f. However I'm not sure what to do with this information, or even if it's important.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.