Hello! New at Haiku here. Tried the first beta a long ago, looked interesting to me. Now I’m trying again and I’m delighted to see how much things have improved over the years! Specially on the hardware support.
I got an old subnetbook (Acer AO532h) to turn it into a Haiku machine to play with and everything but the webcam works, which is amazing. However I noticed it runs noticeably hotter than with windows. These notebooks usually have subpar heat dissipation (basically just a metal plate with a small fan, no copper at all) so it idles at like 50°C and go up to 70°C with load. At that point the bottom case gets very hot, which is kinda uncomfortable.
Now, looking at the tracker, I don’t think the problem arises at the CPU load (the idle threads are almost always around 100%) but rather that the CPU frequency is not stepping down but running at full speed all the time. Unfortunately I have no means to check it in the current release of Haiku.
I’ve searched similar topics here and I found one similar question from 2011 and some other guy in 2020 with the opposite problem: that his CPU was always running in a lower than normal frequency.
Are you guys experiencing similar problems? Note that this might not be noticeable on laptops with proper heat dissipation or desktops.