Dual monitor - problems getting external monitor above laptop monitor

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Hi, Apologies if this is somehow covered elsewhere. I've done a good bit of searching to no avail. I'm running 2 monitors from a fresh install of F17 on my Dell Latitude D410. Monitor 1: the laptop's LCD screen - detected, all fine and dandy. Monitor 2: an external flatscreen monitor. It's sort-of detected (the system seems able to tell there's a monitor there, but not its resolution, so it defaults to 1024x768. That's ok-ish, for the moment. My query is this: I have the laptop on my desk, and the external monitor raised up on a box above the laptop screen. Thus, the physical locatio (HowTos)