This is my first post here, so I apologize if this question already has been asked.
I don't rightly know how to ask this but I seem to have a small problem with the battery on FreeBSD 9. I've tried installing both FreeBSD 9 and PC-BSD 9 successfully, but when I install X and GNOME on FreeBSD 9, and/or when I start ut PC-BSD 9 my battery indicator on the desktop keeps showing 0.0% and discharging, even though the battery in my computer, a MacBook Pro 5,4 (mid 2009 model) is connected to a power source and is fully charged. I browsed around in the FreeBSD handbook about ACPI problems, and one of the steps I tried to follow was to disable ACPI on boot to see if things worked any better, but that only caused a kernel panic, with a message saying "no suitable timer found" (see one of the attachments). I've also been running [FILE]sysctl hw.acpi[/FILE] and [FILE]acpiconf -i 0[/FILE], with both commands giving, in my eyes, unexpected results, which I've also attached. I've also added the output the messages from [FILE]dmesg[/FILE], if that helps diagnose the problem and finding a solution to it. I am using PC-BSD now, but I've been experiencing this problem on "regular" FreeBSD 9 too, so that is why I am posting here and not on the PC-BSD forums.
Output from [FILE]uname -a[/FILE]:
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FreeBSD pcbsd-5866 9.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #3: Tue Dec 27 14:14:29 PST 2011
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance