Hello LIRC-list.  A request for assistance, please ...
I am trying to use an infrared mouse with my Sony PCG-505TS notebook.  The notebook has a built-in IrDA port - an SMC chip.
I am running a linux distribution based on Debian called "Knoppix", with kernel 2.4.26.
I have installed LIRC and the LIRC modules.  My /etc/modutils/lirc is -

alias char-major-61 lirc_sir

options lirc_sir irq=10 io=0x3e8

 
I specify a second mouse in the XF86Config-4 file
Identifier "LIRC-mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/lircm"
 
I used the lircmd.conf file from the source contrib directory, but I really don't know what these config details should be, nor what the lircd.conf details should be.  All documentation refers to remote controls, not mice.
I run -

setserial /dev/ttyS2 uart none

lircd
lircmd
 
No success.
Should LIRC be able to read the infrared mouse signals and pass them to X11?
Craig S.