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Heyo, got a slight problem here. Whenever I start up my Ubuntu 14.04, my displays decide to overlap each other, not unlike this. An easy fix is to go to the display settings and drag the small screen away from the inside of the big screen, but it gets annoying. Anyone?

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Try to delete the monitors config file or edit it, but deleting it is the easier choice and should hopefully solve your problem:

rm ~/.config/monitors.xml

Hope that helps.

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  • fixed it for me – max pleaner Nov 6 '15 at 17:39
  • still valid in linux mint 18.2 – jgpATs2w Jul 2 '18 at 6:13
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There is a nice program called arandr. It allows saving current layout as a shell script. So edit the layout as you need, save the shell script, make it executable with chmod 755 /path/to/script.sh. Now you can add that as one of the autostart entries in Startup Applications, so on every GUI log-in your configuration will be reset

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