I am very new to the lirc world and I am facing some problems. I have mythtv installed and my sat provider uses a variant of the Pace DS830 stb. It looks like this: http://www.pace.com/global/products-capabilities/products/ds830/ , and is described as HD 831 in my providers site (http://www.nova.gr/en-us/products/1643-.cmt?)

The computer has opensuse 11.4 x86_64 ( I installed the media_build dvb drivers (http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_Obtain,_Build_and_Install_V4L-DVB_Device_Drivers). I installed lirc 0.9.0.

In /dev I have:
crw------- 1 root root 249, 0 Μάι  17 10:39 /dev/lirc0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root     19 Μάι  17 10:39 /dev/lircd -> /var/run/lirc/lircd

My /etc/lirc/hardware.conf is:
#Chosen IR Transmitter
TRANSMITTER_MODULES="lirc_dev lirc_zilog"

I copied the lircd.conf from http://www.blushingpenguin.com/mark/lmilk/lircd.conf and I also included in it the remote that is described in the DS830NS pace remote file (which I found when I unzipped the remotes.bz2 archive).
The script that sends the poweroff commands fails to interract with the stb (the light blinks but there is no response).
I tried using irsend with the remote described in the pace file but failed.
# irsend SEND_ONCE Pace_DS830NS ok
irsend: command failed: SEND_ONCE Pace_DS830NS ok
irsend: transmission failed

Is this because the lirc_zilog module doesn't undersand the language in the pace remote?
Am I missing something? Can someone point me in the right direction?
I wrote to the mythtv users list but got no reply.
Thanks in advance,