Setting up a remote has been the most frustrating experience I hve had since I moved to Linux.
I recently updated my main OS to Linux Mint 17 XFCE (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and just gave up on setting up my good old XBOX remote : the new OS just did not recognize it anymore. I purchased a VRC-1000 and expected an easy setup. I used this step by step page on the XBMC Wiki, but somehow XBMC was still ignoring my remote. After some fiddling around, I found the issue in the above tutorial. In the
Lircmap.xml file, the device names
<remote device="irremote0"> and
<remote device="irremote1"> should be written with full path :
<remote device="/dev/input/irremote0"> and
Now off to (finally!) watching a movie…