All right, so I downloaded 0.8.0 and installed it. Now, wehn I try modprobe lirc_sir, it tells me that the device or resource is busy and the module cannot be inserted.

I know I had to change a setting in my BIOS to enable the IR settings. It was something about allowing the onboard serial using address 0x2f8. I thought I had it set correctly; could there be a problem here?