I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 with Lirc already installed and running. I have a Imon display/ir receiver so I don't have a ir dongle. I realize I should use the mce_lircd but I don't know if both can be run at the same time. I also don't really even know how to run mce_lircd. In console i get an error stating that mce_lircd is meant to be used with mode2. Mode2 works and sees all the button presses from the keyboard, so I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do.
mce_lircd and lirc cannot run at the same time. Stop lirc and start mce_lircd. Then the keyboard and the mouse should work.