I’m new to this forum and very new to Ubuntu Mate and Linux in general.
The machine that I am currently using for this project is a powermac G5 dual 2.5 with ATI Radeon 9600 XT. I believe it was the very last powermac tower before Apple moved to intel processors. Full specs here https://everymac.com/systems/apple/powermac_g5/specs/powermac_g5_2.5_dp.html.
I have install Ubuntu Mate 16.04.1 LTS. On bootup I get a few errors (which I can’t remember at the moment), but my obvious concern is the fan speed. The fan winds up very high and stays that way. I have tried to use the power management settings with no success. Even if the screen saver comes on the computer never falls asleep.
I have read a number of posts about the fan issue, but have had no luck or understand exactly what to do. Has anyone else with the same situation found a solution for this particular machine? If so could you please explain to me, in detail please as I don’t have much knowledge, what I can to to fix this?
I would really like to bring this old computer back to life for the family to use.