Odd PCMCIA NIC behavior, now card is not recognized
Mandrake 10.1 Official.
Dell Inspiron 1100.
2Wire (802.11b, Orinoco chipset).
I cannot get Linux to recognize the card.
Initially the card was brought up properly during startup (but only following warm-boot); following cold-boots, neither of the card's lights flashed [at the PCMCIA and hardware-detection steps] and I couldn't manage to bring it up from the console after booting. So it only worked from a cold boot.
Now, after a couple months of the above behavior, I can't bring the card up at all, regardless of the boot type.
ifconfig, ifup and GUI network setup methods all seem to do nothing. Activating all of the network related services didn't seem to do anything either. I read that forcing no-apic might help, but it didn't. There is no sign of anything PCMCIA in the output of lspcidrake.
This card on this laptop with this distro were a functional combination prior to my last install (a couple months ago), so hardware incompatibility can be ruled out.
Any pointers would be great.