Fedora 18, how do I get nl80211 or cfg80211 driver ?
naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 22 21:23:02 EDT 2013
I have just found this link
That shows that my wifi device with driver iwlwifi, and
modinfo iwlwifi | grep 'depend'
does work, but I do not get the driver nl80211 to work.
The link goes on to describe a start-up script:-
iwconfig wlan0 mode Master freq 2.42G essid testhostapd
> 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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