I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and installed a Microsoft IR Receiver (USB, model 1040). I got lirc installed and working and tested it using irw which shows me the messages generated for each key press (like KEY_PLAY, KEY_PAUSE, etc).

Unfortunately when I try to use the remote to control Clementine or Rhythmox, it doesn't work.

Any thoughts on how to get it working?

Thanks in advance