davilla Wrote:This is 8.04 Ubuntu variant with a 2.6.24 kernel? MacMini support should be present. The tip off is "/dev/usb/usbhid0", it that's present, the kernel knows and see the IR device. If absent, then the kernel usbhid device does not see it.
check dmesg and see what is says about IR or usbhid.
The correct device id should be "0x8240" for the MacMini and a correct modprobe option would be
options usbhid quirks=0x05ac:0x8240:0x10
Success! I was running 2.6.22 until I worked out some vmware problems, but after
switching back to 2.6.24-17-generic I now have a /dev/usb/usbhid0. I used irrecord to create my own lircd.conf replacing the stock ubuntu file and the remote is now working with irw.