I am having problems with my PCMCIA not being detected

After running /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start

I get the following message

PCMCIA Services: Cardmgr [6041]: NO SOCKETS FOUND

what does this mean and how do I get one working

System
Compaq Presario 1200 Laptop
using Xircom creditcard 10/100 ethernet card

OS
Mandrake 10.1

Thanks for any help given