Error with Kernel 3.9

Softy softservant at
Mon May 13 16:36:46 EDT 2013

Hello, I haven't seen any traffic regarding problems with the 3.9 kernel,
but perhaps someone else has seen this error and can help solve it?

Whether bringing the interface up prior or not results in the same error:
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
Could not read interface wlan1 flags: No such device
nl80211 driver initialization failed.

wlan1 is an rtl8187.
hostapd is version 2.0
hostapd.conf is:


OS is Slackware 14.0

I successfully use the same hardware when booting kernel 3.2.29, with the
same hostapd.conf.  Not sure which bits of the config file would be most
relevant, it's pastebin'd here: (expires in
30 days)

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