You can still use all of the software mentioned in this HOWTO even if you're not using Debian. Unfortunately it will take a little more effort on your part to download and install everything. Fortunately it's really not that difficult. Most software packages include a README file when you gunzip them which will explain what you need to do to get things working on your system.
For more information about software for ACPI, please use the ACPI packages and related software.