New kernel really solved the problem
PCMCIA Installation and Configuration Issues
Sony VAIO F-409: Bridge register mapping failed: check cb_mem_base (Serge Wagener)
This is a kernel PCI bug (David Hinds)
Date: 2000, Aug 17
From: Serge Wagener Foxi
I now have test7-pre4 with 2.1.20 11 Jul and everything works fine ! (except that it complains that the card uses a strange interrupt 7 or something like that, but as long as it works ... ;-) )
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