I am using a leadtek winfast tv2000 tuner and trying to get its remote working. I installed lirc 0.7.0.pre2 but got some errors with it... I am fairly new to linux so bear with me here. On make:
 
[root@localhost lirc-0.7.0pre2]# make
make  all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2'
Making all in drivers
make[2]: Entering directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers'
Making all in lirc_dev
make[3]: Entering directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers/lirc_dev'
DIR=`pwd`; (cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/; make SUBDIRS=$DIR obj-m=lirc_dev.o modu
les)
/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/scripts/pathdown.sh: line 4: TOPDIR: parameter null or n
ot set
make[4]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8'
make[4]: *** No rule to make target `lirc_dev.o', needed by `modules'.  Stop.
make[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8'
make[3]: *** [lirc_dev.o] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers/lirc_dev'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2'
make: *** [all] Error 2

I installed anyway though.
 
[root@localhost lirc-0.7.0pre2]# make install
Making install in drivers
make[1]: Entering directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers'
Making install in lirc_dev
make[2]: Entering directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers/lirc_dev'
DIR=`pwd`; (cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/; make SUBDIRS=$DIR obj-m=lirc_dev.o modules)
/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/scripts/pathdown.sh: line 4: TOPDIR: parameter null or not set
make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8'
make[3]: *** No rule to make target `lirc_dev.o', needed by `modules'.  Stop.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8'
make[2]: *** [lirc_dev.o] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers/lirc_dev'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/lirc7/lirc-0.7.0pre2/drivers'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
I thought maybe it was fine anyway, but I can't find any of the tools, such as irw to see if anything it working. Not sure what to do now... I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.