As per the suggestion I needed to execute the pcmcia-socket-startup command after downloading the pcmciautils package.
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First you should make a backup copy of your /etc/pcmcia/config.opts
You can find three other different versions of config.opts in this pcmciautils-017 package.
My kernel is a 22.214.171.124. And I configured and compiled this pcmciautils-017 package four times:
1) STARTUP=false / UDEV = false
That means you need no resource database and you use hotplug.
2) STARTUP=false / UDEV = true
That means you need no resource database and you use udev.
3) STARTUP=true / UDEV = false
That means you need a resource database and you use hotplug.
4) STARTUP=true / UDEV = true (default)
That means you need a resource database and you use udev.
So I can try and find out which way could be successful. Using puppy package manager or command petget.
Don't forget to put your original /etc/pcmcia/config.opts back to where it was if you need your original config.opts
STARTUP = false / UDEV = false: That means you need no resource database and you use hotplug.
My bios is from SystemSoft version 1.01.25.
"cardbus cards are not supported"
This is very often documented in the internet.
The question is, whether I could flash the BIOS to version 1.38?
Maybe it would work using command cardmgr.
BUT: cardmgr (part of pcmcia-cs) is deprecated and only usable with Linux 2.4 and earlier kernel versions.
Seems like support stopped partially in kernels >= 2.6:
"... The pcmcia-cs socket driver will route ISA interrupts for
CardBus cards if no PCI interrupt is available. The kernel subsystem
doesn't support this option."
The question is: why cannot a 2.6 kernel also route an ISA-interrupt like pcmcia-cs-socket/package, if there is no PCI interrupt.
But old style cardmgr setups should still work if the kernel is configured correctly.