Ok, im sorry mr hinds.
I have a presario 1230 laptop, and i am NOW, currently running mandrake 7.0. I tried 2 days ago to upgrade the pcmcia package, but it said something along the lines of "cardmngr version is different" or something to that nature. The other day, i was trying out turbolinux, and somehow, miraculously, it worked, only during the install. When i re-booted, it was gone. I will download the latest PCMCIA services right after this( i want the diff file correct?). After this, ill see if it still doesnt work. Thank you for your help.