Help!

For the life of me, I can't get this thing to work.  Its an AST/Logitech
remote.

I am using debian woody.  Installed lirc packages.  From what I can tell, it
uses the serial port kernel module (no need for additional modules).

I am using the std lircd.conf and lircm.conf files.

It seems to be working ...

ls -l /dev/lirc* shows /dev/lirc, dev/lircd/ dev/lircm

ps aux shows lircd is is running, --driver=logitech, --device =/dev/ttyS0

but mode2 returns - error opening /dev/lirc

irw runs, but I never get any codes??

Anyone have any ideas to point me in the correct direction??

Thanks in advance.