The installation went fine, but when I tried to add a remote in the Media Director I'm getting a message as the new Software is installed about 'mce_usb' not able to start correctly. I went back to the KDE-Desktop and did a 'lsmod' and saw lirc_mceusb running ok.. I tried to find the log file for starting that device, it complained about serials and needing rebooting (which I did many times)..
I did some reading on lirc.org and /dev/lirc is not getting created. Dmesg shows one funny message about a 'tainted' kernel but nothing else seems weird:
[ 254.566705] lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, at major 61
[ 254.591536] lirc_mceusb: no version for "lirc_unregister_plugin" found: kernel tainted.
[ 254.595860] usbcore: registered new interface driver lirc_mceusb
[ 254.595985] /home/blisha121/lirc-0.8.2/drivers/lirc_mceusb/lirc_mceusb.c: USB Microsoft IR Transceiver Driver v0.2
After working with this a while I re-installed fiesty without any linuxmce packages, followed the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Install_Lirc_Feisty and still can't get /dev/lirc created. 'lsusb' shows the remote. and /dev/lircd is created. I read that it usually means your using the wrong drivers for your remote but I have the on the right (see http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/MCE_Remote ) and it says 'lirc_mceusb' is the one to use.
After that installation didn't work I tried the instructions from lirc.org and still no /dev/lirc
I'm pretty sure the /etc/lirc/lird.conf file is correct also.
Does anybody have any suggestions? Anything would be MOST appreciated!