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

Naipaul Ojar naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 22 20:58:51 EDT 2013


Per Request:-

I do not see any tell tale error messages, except from hostapd.

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lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21cf
......

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21cf
    Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF106GLM [Quadro 2000M] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21cf
    Kernel driver in use: nvidia

03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 35)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 3x3 AGN
    Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
0d:00.0 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller (rev 08)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21cf
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
0d:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 PCIe IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21cf
    Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
0e:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21cf
    Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 35)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 3x3 AGN
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 51
    Memory at d8200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 00-24-d7-ff-ff-c6-5c-dc
    Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi

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# date
Tue 23 Apr 01:50:19 BST 2013
# hostapd hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf
Configuration file: hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf
Line 5: invalid/unknown driver 'nl80211'
1 errors found in configuration file 'hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf'
# date
Tue 23 Apr 01:50:23 BST 2013

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 cat messages | grep dbus | egrep -v "freedesktop|gnome|modem"

Apr 22 08:18:46  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 08:18:46  dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 08:18:46  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'net.reactivated.Fprint'
Apr 22 08:18:46  dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'net.reactivated.Fprint'
Apr 22 08:18:46  dbus-daemon[962]: Launching FprintObject
Apr 22 08:18:46  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: D-Bus service launched with name: net.reactivated.Fprint
Apr 22 08:18:46  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: entering main loop
Apr 22 08:18:52  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: user 'nojar' claiming the device: 0
Apr 22 08:18:52  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: now monitoring fd 10
Apr 22 08:18:52  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: device 0 claim status 0
Apr 22 08:18:52  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: no longer monitoring fd 10
Apr 22 08:18:52  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: released device 0
Apr 22 08:19:22  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: No devices in use, exit
Apr 22 08:19:48  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='org.fedoraproject.Setroubleshootd' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 08:19:48  dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='org.fedoraproject.Setroubleshootd' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 08:19:49  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.fedoraproject.Setroubleshootd'
Apr 22 08:19:49  dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.fedoraproject.Setroubleshootd'
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'net.reactivated.Fprint'
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'net.reactivated.Fprint'
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: Launching FprintObject
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: D-Bus service launched with name: net.reactivated.Fprint
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: entering main loop
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: user 'nojar' claiming the device: 0
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: now monitoring fd 10
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: device 0 claim status 0
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: no longer monitoring fd 10
Apr 22 09:12:53  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: released device 0
Apr 22 09:13:23  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: No devices in use, exit
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'net.reactivated.Fprint'
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'net.reactivated.Fprint'
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: Launching FprintObject
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: D-Bus service launched with name: net.reactivated.Fprint
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: entering main loop
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: user 'nojar' claiming the device: 0
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: now monitoring fd 10
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: device 0 claim status 0
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: no longer monitoring fd 10
Apr 22 15:59:47  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: released device 0
Apr 22 16:00:17  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: No devices in use, exit
Apr 22 16:01:57  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 16:01:57  dbus[962]: [system] Activating service name='net.reactivated.Fprint' (using servicehelper)
Apr 22 16:01:57  dbus-daemon[962]: dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'net.reactivated.Fprint'
Apr 22 16:01:57  dbus[962]: [system] Successfully activated service 'net.reactivated.Fprint'
Apr 22 16:01:57  dbus-daemon[962]: Launching FprintObject
Apr 22 16:01:57  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: D-Bus service launched with name: net.reactivated.Fprint
Apr 22 16:01:57  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: entering main loop
Apr 22 16:02:08  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: user 'nojar' claiming the device: 0
Apr 22 16:02:08  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: now monitoring fd 10
Apr 22 16:02:08  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: device 0 claim status 0
Apr 22 16:02:08  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: no longer monitoring fd 10
Apr 22 16:02:08  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: released device 0
Apr 22 16:02:38  dbus-daemon[962]: ** Message: No devices in use, exit

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Best Regards

Naipaul Ojar

  ~~0~0~0~~


> From: chaitanya.mgit at gmail.com
> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:33:15 +0530
> Subject: Re: Fedora 18, how do I get nl80211 or cfg80211 driver ?
> To: naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com
> CC: hostap at lists.shmoo.com; dcbw at redhat.com
> 
> 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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