I'm developing a RPi application that uses an external IR remote with LIRC. For some reason when I press certain keys on the remote, like the number keys, characters get entered into my current command shell - whatever shell is active at the time.
Why is this happening and is there a way to disable it? It really threw me when I saw all these extra characters in the shell.
I've got an empty .lircrc file, so there should be no conflict there.
EDIT: I'm using Raspberry PI Raspian with a DELL USB keyboard hanging off it. The remote is RC6-based remote that I pulled away from a Hauppage TV Tuner card. The receiver device is an external IR component (TSO38238) that is tied directly to the GPIO pins.