1) Start again, and use the DVD to install not the CDs (these are for a specific purpose) - the DVD has everything needed to install on a bare machine, so do not install Kubuntu or anything else first.
Thank you for responding. i will go on it again then. got some ideas what i could do different.
2) Do not try to re-engineer the system. The steps you describe almost certainly will have screwed up LMCE and are not necessary. If something isn't working correctly, you need to identify the root cause, rather than patch around the symptoms - the forums can help you with this.
Problem is that all depend on your knowledge.
my network is not working after reboot of fresh installed kubuntu system(you can try simple setup with 1static ip interface). Root cause of it is that my resolv.conf file is empty after each reboot.
I am not that smart to find root cause of root cause so i end here and fix it. appears network manager is problem for this.
as about ddclient and awahi and ufw i saw problems with starting dhcp3 (which is installed by lmce) and as lmce is using its own iptables script i removed ufw.
Does Linuxmce really uses any of those packages?
3) Be certain you have the correct network setup (ie 2 NICs, etc)
thats only thing i am really sure. thought i am dissapointed about ubuntu/kubuntu ppl screwing already traditional system of configuring network.
(leaving only way to configure it from graphical interface.) even windows now can use command line to configure network setings.
SO generally i should be able to install lirc-pluto by simply reinstalling system? does it compile lirc-modules itself(on correct install) or there is ready package somewhere?