Nl80211 Driver Initialization Failed

Jul 24, 2013  I have started the hotspot building the hostapd myself. My device lists the hotspot name. But it can't connect to it. It just saves the password and then nothing happens when I try to connect to the hotspot.

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FS#26554 - nl80211 driver initialization failed

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Amitav (amitavmohanty01) - Friday, 21 October 2011, 14:38 GMT
Last edited by Ionut Biru (wonder) - Monday, 28 November 2011, 12:20 GMT
Task TypeBug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
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I am using Broadcom-wl drivers for BCM4311 wireless card and my kernel version is 3.0. When I run hostapd from the initscript I do get any lines in /var/log/*.log. Running it directly from the command line I get the following lines:
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
nl80211: 'nl80211' generic netlink not found
nl80211 driver initialization failed.
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
Additional info:
* package version(s): hostapd-0.7.3-5
N.B.: might shed some light.
Closed by Ionut Biru (wonder)
Monday, 28 November 2011, 12:20 GMT
Reason for closing: Not a bug
Additional comments about closing: b43 ftw
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