HI, I recently got IPFire running on a old Dell E6510 laptop. I am happy with how IPFire is running. It’s just for home use with a few computers.
The one drawback is that the screen is always on. I am concerned about longterm burn-in of the screen.
The screen does not turn off if I close the lid. I checked BIOS settings and there is nothing to turn off the screen. I have searched and searched for eg “IPFire screen saver” and have only found one post on IPFire but it was not resolved.
So then I thought I would get a used desktop, eg an i5 HP or Dell box. I would have to buy a Wifi card/adapter for it. I started searching for all the eg USB wifi dongles listed at https://wiki.ipfire.org/hardware/networking and none of them seem to be available. Eg at amazon.ca. all the items are showing "Currently unavailable. We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock. "
If someone could help me with the following that would be much appreciated:
I am wondering if https://wiki.ipfire.org/hardware/networking is out of date?
Is there any setting I can set in IPFire Linux/command prompt to turn off the screen after a certain amount of time? Or any other way to do it?
If I buy a desktop instead, how will i be able to find a USB wifi or wifi card that works and that is available to be bought at eg amazon or a local electronics store?
Can anyone recommend any USB wifi sticks?
Is it safe to assume that most USB wifi sticks will work, I can just buy one and it should work even if it is not on https://wiki.ipfire.org/hardware/networking?
Thanks once again ahead of time…