hostap 0.4.7 with the 2.6.17 kernel

Sun Kim ulovecutesun
Wed Jul 5 22:00:18 PDT 2006

On 7/6/06, Pavel Roskin <proski at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 00:20 -0400, Sun wrote:
> > If the kernel that already has hostap driver, 'lsmod' doesn't show
> > hostap_crypt_wep, hostap_cs, hostap_crypt, etc. After I issue modprobe
> > hostap, only hostap and ieee80211_crypt. Is it normal?
> I think it's normal.
> Actually, I meant the kernels that have hostap driver in the sources.
> Even if the driver in the kernel is not enabled, you still cannot
> compile the external hostap against it because the external driver is
> not updated for the new kernels.
> --
> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin
Then how can I enable it?

[root at localhost mkim]# /sbin/cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "Lucent Technologies", "WaveLAN/IEEE", "Version 01.01", ""
  manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
  function: 6 (network)
Socket 1:
  no product info available
[root at localhost mkim]# /sbin/service pcmcia restart
Shutting down PCMCIA services: done.
Starting PCMCIA services: cardmgr[3271]: watching 2 sockets

in /var/log/messages:
Jul  6 00:41:27 localhost cardmgr[3272]: socket 0: Lucent Technologies
WaveLAN/IEEE Adapter
Jul  6 00:41:28 localhost cardmgr[3272]: 'orinoco_cs' already bound to
socket 0

[root at localhost mkim]# /sbin/lsmod | grep hostap
hostap                116425  0
ieee80211_crypt         6721  1 hostap

Actually, I installed '' with 2.6.17-fc4.
Then I command the following without changing anything in file hostapd.conf.
Could you tell me what's happening here? Thank you.

[root at localhost mkim]# hostapd -B /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
ioctl(SIOCGIFINDEX): No such device
hostap driver initialization failed.
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory

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