Thanks for the reply.
ir-keytable doesn't show up anything out of the ordinary, I think:
There's one file in /sys/class/rc:
Found /sys/class/rc/rc0/ (/dev/input/event2) with:
Driver saa716x, table rc-tbs-nec
Supported protocols: NEC RC-5 RC-6 JVC SONY LIRC other
Enabled protocols: NEC RC-5 RC-6 JVC SONY
Repeat delay = 500 ms, repeat period = 125 ms
If I'm using ir-keytable, is /etc/lirc/hardware.conf still relevant? If so, that might be the problem, because it's not set up.
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Apr 1 18:01 rc0 -> ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:04:00.0/rc/rc0
#Chosen Remote Control
#Chosen IR Transmitter
#Don't start lircmd even if there seems to be a good config file
#Try to load appropriate kernel modules
# Default configuration files for your hardware if any
#Forcing noninteractive reconfiguration
#If lirc is to be reconfigured by an external application
#that doesn't have a debconf frontend available, the noninteractive
#frontend can be invoked and set to parse REMOTE and TRANSMITTER
#It will then populate all other variables without any user input
#If you would like to configure lirc via standard methods, be sure
#to leave this set to "false"