Could not connect to kernel driver.

zephyr at zephyr at
Fri Mar 10 07:25:29 EST 2006

I have seen a couple more people having this problem, but no solution so far. I have gentoo 2.6.15-r1, latest wireless-tools + madwifi-driver + tools + hostapd from portage(~x86). When hostapd is started, it recons the ath0 IF by telling the mac-address and ssid, but then things go wrong..:

ioctl[unknown???]: Operation not supported
Could not connect to kernel driver.

..and then it quits. I tested to not having ath0 loaded, then hostapd say there's no driver, and also by changing the IF to wired, which works just fine. Can it be madwifi that screw things up for hostapd?


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