Oh well; I thought this was fixed in 3.1.3
PCMCIA Power Management and APM
Card not recognised when on battery power on Toshiba laptop (Brian Mays)
Date: 2000, Feb 21
From: David Hinds <email@example.com>
Try loading the pcmcia_core module with larger values for vcc_settle,
such as 50, 60, etc. The bridge is technically in violation of the
PCMCIA specs for taking too long to power up the card.
to: "Oh well; I thought this was fixed in 3.1.3"