Fedora 18, how do I get nl80211 or cfg80211 driver ?
Mon Apr 22 00:03:15 PDT 2013
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 :-
> - Is cfg80211 to replace nl80211 ?
nl80211 is not a kernel module, its part of cfg80211 kernel module.
> 2. From:-
> - This thread suggests installing kmod_staging - which I did, but no
> - 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
> 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
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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