Linux RoXs .....
Bahhh, don't despair. I have posted some info on how to install the gfx drivers. No current Linux distro will install them properly
Let me know if you need the link...Lets take your problem one at the time. Linux requires patience, but when you'll get a working system, you won't regret the perfs. ( Did i mention : Desktop: Debian Linux Sid instable (buhahaha) Linux 2.4.20 kernel with preempt patch and low latency, AMD 2000+, Asus Mobo KT400 chipset, 512 MB of 400 Mhz PC3200 DDR ram, dual WD 80 Gigs 8 megs cache RaidO FastTrack PCI card, Ati 9000 Pro Hercules 128 MB DDR : Quake3Arena 1024x768 FULL details, textures etc....240/250 FPS ). I have currently running : Half Life, CS, SoF I (Native Linux Loki version) SoF II (thanks wine), Alice in Wonderland, AoE, UT, UT2k3 ( 70/80 FPS 1024x768), Max Paine and tweaking Tony Hawk Pro Skater III now but it is a pain...)
By the way, what PCMCIA card do you want to use ? WiFi ? Network ? You should install the package called pcmcia-cs, and uses the serial interface of the package. But essentially i need to know what pcmcia card you are using.....Unfortunately linux isn't user friendly, but really performing and free....plenty of different user interfaces...etc.