I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a small netbook. The netbook is a Packard Bell EasyNote XS with a 7-inch screen – It use to run Windows XP very badly but it runs Ubuntu quite well.
I completed the 11.10 install several days ago and the only issue I have is that the screen resolution is not quite correct. Ubuntu offers me two resolutions 800×480 and 720×480. Unfortunately the 480 part of this means that many of the setup screens are missing their bottom 1 centimeter. This issue seemed irrelevant until I realized that the action buttons such as OK, Back, Forward appear in this part of the screen, actually doing the Ubuntu install turned out to be a little bit of a Hit and Miss affair and I had to guess my way through it by counting tabs to the invisible action buttons.
The Packard Bell EasyNote XS netbook originally came with the VIA Unichrome 614100361 screen driver installed as part of the original WindowsXP. The screen would show resolutions of 1024×768. However now that I have loaded Ubuntu version 10.11 the driver is lost.
Is there any way I can have a 1024×768 resolution under Ubuntu too? I am willing to try/experiment but my Linux experience is only a few days old and so I would need instruction.