Mine does the same at boot although my remote is Sony and does work.

[   16.308079] Registered IR keymap rc-rc6-mce
[   16.325021] IR RC6 protocol handler initialized
[   16.360083] rc rc0: gpio_ir_recv as /devices/platform/ir-receiver@19/rc/rc0
[   16.360575] rc rc0: lirc_dev: driver gpio_ir_recv registered at minor = 0, raw IR receiver, no transmitter
[   16.361064] input: gpio_ir_recv as /devices/platform/ir-receiver@19/rc/rc0/input0

What is the output from "sudo ir-keytable" ?

What is the output from "sudo ir-keytable -t" when a key on the remote is pressed ?