'iw list' & correct driver

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Tue Oct 15 18:15:41 EDT 2013

On Tue, 2013-10-15 at 13:28 -0700, eMyListsDDg wrote:
> on my raspberrypi i have wifi working using this driver, driver=rtl871xdrv
> when issuing 'iw list' command i get this returned:   "nl80211 not found"
> what do i need to config so i can get the "iw" toolset to work?

Build your kernel with CONFIG_CFG80211, which enables nl80211 support.
That doesn't mean your wifi driver supports cfg80211/nl80211 though, so
it still may not work.  But that's what happens for
out-of-tree-drivers :(


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