hostapd failed to create interface

Gord Peters gord.j.peters
Fri Aug 22 11:15:08 PDT 2008


I'm having some troubles using hostapd with a brand new Atheros AR5416-based
PCI wireless card.

When I run hostapd (built from git) I get the following output:

Configuration file: /etc/hostapd.conf
Failed to create interface mon.ath1.
nl80211 driver initialization failed.
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory

I've tracked it down to this call failing in nl80211_create_iface:


The libnl version on my system is 1.1 (latest from Fedora Core 9:

My kernel is from wireless-testing git (couple days old), patched with the
ath9k access point patches from Jouni (and Sujith), and with the
allow-ap-vlan-modes patch from Johannes.

Any help would be appreciated.

-- Gord
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