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I've been using the steps described here to set up a wireless hotspot:

How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP

But when I type:

/etc/init.d/hostapd start

on the commande line, I get the reply

Starting hostapd: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.confnl80211 not found.
nl80211 driver initialization failed.

First this error is very strange ("/etc/hostapd/hostapd.confnl80211 not found", I'm not doing a typo here, this is a real error).

But is there something I'm doing wrong? What can I do so that the driver initialization cease to fail?

I'm on Fedora, using a Broadcom wireless card, and I can access to internet with it.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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The real error is nl80211 not found. The init.d script omitted the linebreak after Starting hostapd: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf because it expected to print ...done in the same line. – grawity Nov 21 '12 at 20:22
Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought but I was not sure. Any idea on how to avoid this error? – John Smith Optional Nov 22 '12 at 11:10

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