I returned to this topic today for a time.
First the good news ..... I found explicit instructions on how to generate a keymap file for the remote controller.
It seemed to work fine. File looked like it might be right.
So, here are the links if anyone wants to have a 'play' http://www.videoguidelinux.org/en/hardware/62-configurazione-linux-lirc-per-telecomando-dvb-t
With this video
My summary is as follows ....
Assuming that the DVB-T device is installed and functioning correctly .... as root do the following ...
Runcat /proc/bus/input/devices | grep -n10 9016
<-- the device ID from running LSUSB
to find the Handler event number .... in my case it was event6
Modify the file/etc/sysconfig/lircd
as follows ....
# with devfs enabled
<-- use the event number received above
I guess this one needs editing too .....
# Hardware driver module to load
but I have not yet figured that out.
To get the allowed names of Keys on Remoteirrecord --list-namespace
To assign names to the IR and create the file lircd.confirrecord -H dev/input -f -d /dev/input/event6 ~/lircd.conf
Copy the new config file to the /etc and/or (?) /etc/lirc/ directorycp ~/lircd.conf /etc/
cp /etc/lircd.conf /etc/lirc/
LIRC service start /etc/init.d/lircd restart
So I got to find the info I missed about that HWMOD entry ...... and then find out what is supposed to happen when I press some of those buttons on the R/C