Perhaps unfairly, I had a lot of trouble getting a new remote control infrared receiver set up to control my XBMC media center.
I eventually ended up using some advice from this guide. But getting there wasn’t easy.
Part of the problem was that this remote control receiver registers itself as a keyboard. This isn’t a problem really, it just made me confused.
Another part of the problem is that most of lirc is now in the kernel. But, I guess this is pretty recent, and no one talks about it. So most of the lirc adventure was a waste of time (I sure understand it a lot better now though).
Anyway, it is all running now, and it ended up being super simple (isn’t everything after you figure it out?)