On 9 Oct 2010, at 05:40, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> in search of informations about acpi/acpid on the internet I found
> the statement, that acpid is now obsoleted by hal.
> When I give "acpi" in the gentoo wiki I found installation
> instructions for acpid and HAL is not mentioned.
> I am confused now...
Gentoo-wiki is of limited reliability, because there are not enough people with time to edit it. It's very possible that article is out of date - if you're talking about this page <http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/ACPI/Configuration> then notice that it's barely been edited since it was "imported from the archives" a year ago. The Great Gentoo Wiki Data Loss was another year before that, so deity only knows how old that information is.