This should be fixed in the current beta
PCMCIA Installation and Configuration Issues
3.1.18 & Kernel 2.4.0-test4 (Alan Shutko)
Date: 2000, Jul 18
From: David Hinds <email@example.com>
It is fixed in the current beta on sourceforge.org in /pcmcia/NEW.
It is always a good idea to check the beta directory if you are using
an experimental kernel release.
to: "This should be fixed in the current beta"