I'm trying to find a decent how to on how to get a USB Windows Media Centre remote working with OpenSuse 11.1. I've followed parts of various how-tos but haven't gotten things working.
I was under the impression that the MCE remotes were a well understood class of device and therefore I wouldn't run into hardware/configuration issues. That hasn't been the case so far.

Here's some relevant info:
kernel: 2.6.27.25-0.1-pae
Lirc version 0.8.5 release 9.1 form the Opensuse build service.

Relevant info from /etc/sysconfig/lirc:
LIRCD_DEV_PERMISSIONS="666"
LIRCD_DEV_OWNER="root:video"
LIRCD_DRIVER="default"
LIRCD_DEVICE="/dev/lirc0"
LIRC_MODULE="lirc_mceusb2"

/etc/lircd.conf from /usr/share/lirc/remotes/mceusb/lircd.conf.mceusb

Excerpt from dmesg:
hiddev96hidraw0: USB HID v1.00 Device [Formosa21 eHome Infrared Transceiver] on usb-0000:00:1d.1-1
usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=147a, idProduct=e03c
usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-1: Product: eHome Infrared Transceiver
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Formosa21
usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 00100076

lsusb:
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 147a:e03c Formosa Industrial Computing, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

lsmod | grep lirc:
lirc_mceusb2 11892 0
lirc_dev 11068 1 lirc_mceusb2
usbcore 165892 7 lirc_mceusb2,snd_usb_audio,snd_usb_lib,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd


I've tried running 'irw' and looking for output after pressing buttons on the remote but I don't get anything.
Can someone assist?
Thanks.