rt61 + hostapd: "Failed to create interface mon.wlan0"

Lee Garrett lee-in-berlin at web.de
Sun Sep 14 12:36:10 EDT 2008


xtof.pernod wrote:
> Hi list,
> 
> 
> I'm having this problem:
> 
> # ./hostapd -dd hostapd-04.conf
> Configuration file: hostapd-04.conf
> ctrl_interface_group=0
> Failed to create interface mon.wlan0.
> nl80211 driver initialization failed.
> wlan0: Unable to setup interface.
> 
> 
> I browsed the archives & searched the web, I've also strace'd and
> ran hodtapd under gdb, but that did not help.
> 
> Any idea of what's going on ? (I suspect I miss something, but..)
> 
> 
> My environment:
> 
> Kernel: 2.6.26.5
> hotspad: hostapd-0.6.4.tar.gz
> 
> card: : RaLink rt61 (cardbus) based - works nicely in iwpriv scan and 
> adhoc mode. driver from the dayly CVS of http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/
> 
> libnl-1.1: "latest stable" from 
> http://people.suug.ch/~tgr/libnl/files/libnl-1.1.tar.gz
> 
> modules:
> Module                  Size  Used by
> hostap_cs              39228  0
> hostap                 74420  1 hostap_cs
> ieee80211              19552  0
> ieee80211_crypt_tkip    6408  0
> ieee80211_crypt         1928  3 hostap,ieee80211,ieee80211_crypt_tkip
> mac80211               91232  0
> cfg80211               14504  1 mac80211
> psmouse                19380  0
> mousedev                7084  1
> (...)
> 
> Nothing particular in dmesg except maybe this :
> <6> ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
> <6> ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation 
> <jketreno at linux.intel.com>
> 
> 
> Thanks,

Hi there,

how did you get hostapd to compile against libnl-1.1? As far as I tried, it
did not compile. Working with latest git version of rt2x00, hostapd and libnl
at least brought up the interface, though I ran into other problems (see my
previous post "hostapd git with rt73usb not working")

Kind regards,
Lee


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