Yesterday I wrote > For what it's worth: tried installing pcmcia 3.1.8, still > no go. This time I get messages along the lines of > > memory_cs: mem0: anonymous: unknown size > memory_cs: mem1: anonymous: unknown size Per suggestion, I went back to capture the system messages that led up to this. But I can't recreate it! Now I'm getting (this with 3.1.8) Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.8 kernel build: 2.0.38 #6 Wed Jan 12 17:41:28 EST 2000 options: [pci] [apm] Intel PCIC probe: <5> Bad bridge mapping at 0xffeff000! not found. ds: no socket drivers loaded! and this is what shows up on the tty: cirrus:/etc/rc.d:ROOT: ./rc.pcmcia start Starting PCMCIA services: modules/lib/modules/2.0.38/pcmcia/i82365.o: init_modul e: Device or resource busy /lib/modules/2.0.38/pcmcia/ds.o: init_module: Device or resource busy cardmgr. I did try excluding 0xf0000-0xfffff in config.opts (and also 0xf0000000-0xffffffff to see if that made a difference). No change. I did go back and re-install 3.0.14 to verify same behavior (suspicion of deteriorating hardware) and saw no change there from original situation (appears to load, can't ping out). more as this develops. J.