I just recieved a packard bell fast media remote from a friend. I set it up with Lirc and I am having 2 problems. First the remote only works from a mm or 2 away. It isn't in the casing it normally comes in. When he gave it to me it had no casing. Does this have anything to do with it? My second problem involves Lirc. when I go into mode2 it recognizes signals from the remote, but if I go into irw it doesnt recieve any commands. Im using the Packard Bell config file.