I installed lirc-0.8.3pre1 with
./configure --with-driver=hauppauge_dvb
for a HVR4000 ( same ir as HVR1300)
The driver is configured and works for scan and kaffeine.

Starting lircd gives in
 lircd: lircd(hauppauge_dvb) ready
 ps -ax | grep lircd
23303 ?        Ss     0:00 lircd

starting irw gives in
 lircd: lircd(hauppauge_dvb) ready
lircd: accepted new client on /dev/lircd
lircd: could not open /dev/lirc
lircd: default_init(): No such device
lircd: caught signal
and lircd is killed
 ls -l /dev | grep lirc gives
crwxrwxrwx 1 root   root     61,   0 2008-01-31 20:47 lirc
srwxrwxrwx 1 root   root           0 2008-01-31 22:02 lircd
prwxrwxrwx 1 root   root           0 2008-01-31 20:47 lircm

What happens here
how can I test the ir

Thanks in advance