i tried sudo lircd --driver=dev/input --device=/dev/input/event7 -n i run irw in another terminal and i get nothing whien i press buttons. So i installed and tried inputlircd like you suggested. sudo inputlircd /dev/input/event7 then i try irw still nothing
I installed the input-utils package then i ran sudo lsinput i get this: /dev/input/event7 bustype : BUS_PCI vendor : 0x109e product : 0x36e version : 1 name : "bttv IR (card=70)" phys : "pci-0000:05:07.0/ir0" bits ev : EV_SYN EV_KEY EV_REP
so then i did lspci 05:07.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11) the thing that im not sure about is that the first command gives phys : "pci-0000:05:07.0/ir0" and the second gives 05:07.0 so hopefully this means that my video capture device also does the ir events. If it does then this part should be working perfect.
i changed my driver to card =139 now because it seems to work with tv card and it gives better radio reception. still isnt making a dif to the remote though. Although it seems to have removed my remote device so ill have to change driver back later.