netbeans combobox

The simple solution to the broken combo-box (drop down box) rendering in netbeans under linux (Ubuntu hardy/8.04) is to update java. Grab the 6.12 jdk installer, install then update the symlink in /usr/lib/jvm

twak@xxx:~$ cd /usr/lib/jvm
twak@xxx:/usr/lib/jvm$ sudo rm java-6-sun
twak@xxx:/usr/lib/jvm$ sudo ln -s jdk1.6.0_12/ java-6-sun

After and before:

I'm not sure this is the official way to switch jdk, but it works. Am getting fed up with netbeans niggles now....