Happy new year eveyone!

I'm up and running with a Linux box again after spending some time in a Windows environment. This time I've installed RH7.1 on a laptop with ethernet conneciton through a PCMCIA card. And I got a little problem.

Sometimes, when I'm disconnected from the LAN, cable unplugged or LAN down, the PCMCIA stops working. I can see that because the little green light stops glowing, and when reconnected, I can't ping my router. Also when I put the screen on my laptop down, the PCMCIA card stops working.

So I guess my question is: How do I mount the PCMICIA manually, or whatever I have to do to make it work?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!