I have an EeePC netbook running Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 where I connect a 19" monitor. I want to set 1440x900 resolution for the monitor but when I press Apply the [Rotation] options are only [Clockwise] and [Counterclockwise], meaning no [Normal] option like when it's set to 1024x768.
I tried ARandR but when I set 1440x900 the computer stops responding. I also tried a lower resolution and it did the same.
I know it is possible, because Windows does it, not to mention Intel Graphics utility, which allows me to set the monitor as primary screen and actually do it.
Am I doing something wrong? Please consider I haven't used Linux for too long, so I would appreciate it if any command line instructions were "for dummies".
Thanks in advance.