Greetings.
In trying to get a wifi card to function as a hotspot .. I ascertained that it was compatible as a hotspot through hostapd,
(01:06.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT2500 802.11g (rev 01))

Then got to the stage where I obtain:


/etc/init.d/hostapd restart
  • Bringing up interface wlan0
180.254.188.156
  • Starting wpa_supplicant on wlan0 ... [ ok ]
  • Starting wpa_cli on wlan0 ... [ ok ]
  • Backgrounding ... ...
  • WARNING: net.wlan0 has started, but is inactive
  • WARNING: hostapd is scheduled to start when net.wlan0 has started

I am not sure what the warnings mean. How to investigate/resolve?
  • WARNING: net.wlan0 has started, but is inactive
  • WARNING: hostapd is scheduled to start when net.wlan0 has started

All the relevant info I can think of is below.
Best wishes

# uname -a
Linux sabayon 3.1.0-sabayon #1 SMP Sat Dec 31 00:06:24 UTC 2011 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux




nano /etc/conf.d/net

config_wlan=( "192.168.1.33 netmask 255.255.255.0" )
essid_wlan="sabayon"
mode_wlan="Master"
channel_wlan="1"

dmesg wlan | wgetpaste


Your paste can be seen here: http://paste.pocoo.org/show/545781/

rc-update show --verbose | wgetpaste

Your paste can be seen here: http://paste.pocoo.org/show/545784/