Fedora 18, how do I get nl80211 or cfg80211 driver ?

Krishna Chaitanya chaitanya.mgit at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 03:03:15 EDT 2013


On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 4:45 AM, Naipaul Ojar <naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I think that I am missing something in trying to get the nl80211 driver.
>
> 1. I have looked at :-
> http://linuxwireless.org/en/developers/Documentation/nl80211
>   - Is cfg80211 to replace nl80211 ?
>

nl80211 is not  a kernel module, its part of cfg80211 kernel module.
> 2. From:-
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=277190
>   - This thread suggests installing kmod_staging - which I did, but no
> change.
>   - I cannot see how this thread is any way related ..
>
> Re: F16 and no wireless... "nl80211 not found" (help, thnx)
> ________________________________
> The driver should be in kmod-staging install the rpmfusion software
> repositories first. Also see this thread, it has some recent issues near the
> end.
>
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1559624
>
>
> 3. I have iw, and this dumps a ton of stuff.
>
> 4. I have a basic Fedora hotspot running in ad-hoc mode, which is of little
> use to my Android
>    devices, so I know that the wifi device can operate as a hotspot. I can
> confirm its presence using
>    a wifi detector app. Android just does not allow me to connect to it.
>
> 5. $ modinfo iwlwifi | grep -A 3 -B 2 depend
> alias:          pci:v00008086d00004232sv*sd00001301bc*sc*i*
> alias:          pci:v00008086d00004232sv*sd00001201bc*sc*i*
> depends:        cfg80211
> intree:         Y
> vermagic:       3.8.7-201.fc18.x86_64 SMP mod_unload
> parm:           debug:debug output mask (uint)
>
>     $ uname -r
> 3.8.7-201.fc18.x86_64
i dont have a FC18, so can  you share the lspci and dmesg outputs.
Is the modules there (or) it fails to load?


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