Setting it to 'auto' enables the wifi to come up and work just fine. If I set up a wifi SSID with any specific channel (checked and verified correctly configured for the region) the wifi link refuses to come up. Even when using a channel which the AUTO channel selection will pick.
Is there any reason for this behavior? Is anyone else experiencing this issue as well?
Don't think I'll be much help.
Tried a few things, but didn't see that problem or error message.
My device isn't in normal use. I got errors for some of the lines in your config, likely you have some extra packages I don't have.
I ran the limited value tyrekick test script on 22.03.2, 22.03.5, and 23.05 rc3. It just sets different channels and other parameters and does a local test for success. Got the same results for all, every test passed. I checked hostapd logs, didn't see anything interesting.
I have it in use as an additional AP, I have it wired to a backbone and have batman-adv running over the wire with the tooling to suggest another AP once the signal quality dips below some strength level...
But the log above is it running without any of that, I have had this issue every since 22.03.4 was released and have reinstalled it a couple of times. If I install 22.03.3 back on the device the problem goes away. But for obvious reasons that is not a solution.