Apple-Remote functionality in Ubuntu 11.10?

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http://askubuntu.com – How can i get my Apple-Remote to work in "Ubuntu 11.10/Gnome-Shell 3.2" and even set/change some of the keys manually and also set/use key-combinations like previous+next for additional functionality/tasks? Basically, i want to be able to change the Volume +/- switch between audio tracks in Rhythmbox and aTunes and also change chapters or switch time forth and back with this remote in mplayer/vlc, just like in the native os x environment. If someone got an idea, on how to archive this, i would really appreciate it!! Thank you in advance! (HowTos)