Comment 9 for bug 1004239

I am having the same experience. After creating the symbolic link as suggested above. I restart lirc and I get:

strator@mythbox:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/lirc restart
 * Stopping remote control daemon(s): LIRC [fail]
 * Loading LIRC modules [ OK ]
 * Unable to load LIRC kernel modules. Verify your
 * selected kernel modules in /etc/lirc/hardware.conf