support question: hostapd does not recognize working interface

Alexander Huemer alexander.huemer
Tue Nov 18 14:46:11 PST 2008


i am writing to this list, because hostapd-0.6.4 fails to start with the 
following messages:

    # hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
    Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
    ioctl(SIOCGIFINDEX): No such device
    prism54 driver initialization failed.
    rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
    ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=3 eloop_data=0x80b7630 user_data=(nil)
    ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=4 eloop_data=0x80b7d70 user_data=(nil)

i do not know why and search help here.
here is some information about my environment:
distribution: gentoo
kernel: with gentoo patches.
interface: 00:0e.0 Network controller: Intersil Corporation ISL3890 
[Prism GT/Prism Duette]/ISL3886 [Prism Javelin/Prism Xbow] (rev 01)
kernel config:

any ideas appreciated.
thanks in advance and kind regards

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