was simple: as usual I relied on the wireless connection. But at
start-up of the F8 DVD there is no wireless connection yet. After
plugging in the Ethernet cable and again booting the DVD the upgrade
started and after about 2 hours was complete. A few personal settings
were lost in the upgrade, but it definitely is less work than
installing completely new and then apply the personal settings.
B. Dual head: I got it working also by using the right items in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf after installing the necessary driver by the command:
yum install kmod-fglrx
My copy of xorg.conf is:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display
The desktop is stretched now over the two monitors, which was my aim.
The only thing still bothering me is the resolution of the second
monitor: 800x600, even though 1024x768 is mentioned in xorg.conf.
Altering the resolution should be possible by using xrandr, but so far
I have not been able to make the xorg server "see" xrandr.
If I succeed therein, I will let you know. Hope that somebody beats me
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