LB06 Wrote:XBMC does not need LIRC. LIRC is optional and discouraged if not needed (e.g. for irexec)
Tell that to my XBMC installation.
It was not able to recognize my remote on Xubuntu 11.04 without LIRC and InputLIRC. Believe me, if it had worked out of the box, I wouldn't have bothered trying LIRC!