OK, here is the VLC Linux driver. Btw, the old one is broken for windows as well.
The remote protocol for VLC is different for Windows and Linux. For that reason I made the VLC_Linux driver. A VLC_Windows driver will follow. Do you know how to import a driver? Well, I think you do because you are one of those lovely people reading manuals. But just in case, look here:
You should be able to control VLC on your Debian box. Please let me know