I'm having a problem getting my modem to work. I am running RH 7.1 on an IBM i1560 laptop(runs great, except for...) with a Xircom RBEM56G-100 modem in the PCMCIA slot. Linux recognises it as a CBEM56G-100 Cardbus 10/100 Ethernet + 56K modem. Linux can call it dog doo, just as long as it dials out. I ran "rpm -qa| grep -i pcmcia" to check for installed card services and they are. I changed the loading order, so the the modem driver loads before the network driver. I look at the /dev/modem link which points to xircom_cb. The xircom_cb file doesn't exist. It appears that it can not be built. I don't have anything(network cable) connected to the network port on the card. Could that be my problem? If so, can I disable the network from loading until I get the modem and come back at a later date to get the network configured? I've tried minicom and ppp, neither find the modem.
Any help???
Thanks in advance.

Below is a section of the output messages.

Aug 21 23:38:19 localhost pcmcia: Starting PCMCIA services:
Aug 21 23:38:19 localhost pcmcia: modules
Aug 21 23:38:20 localhost pcmcia: cardmgr.
Aug 21 23:38:20 localhost rc: Starting pcmcia: succeeded
Aug 21 23:38:20 localhost cardmgr[390]: starting, version is 3.1.22
Aug 21 23:38:20 localhost cardmgr[390]: initializing socket 0 <30>Aug 21 23:38:20
cardmgr[390]: socket 0: Xircom CBEM56G-100 CardBus 10/100 Ethernet + 56K Modem
Aug 21 23:38:25 localhost netfs: Mounting other filesystems: succeeded
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost sysctl: net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost sysctl: net.ipv4.conf.all.rp_filter = 1
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost sysctl: kernel.sysrq = 0
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost network: Setting network parameters: succeeded
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost cardmgr[390]: executing: 'modprobe xircom_cb'
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost cardmgr[390]: + insmod: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/xircom_cb.o failed
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost cardmgr[390]: modprobe exited with status 255 <30>Aug 21 23:38:21
cardmgr[390]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/pcmcia/xircom_cb.o'
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost cardmgr[390]: insmod exited with status 1 <30>Aug 21 23:38:21
cardmgr[390]: executing: 'modprobe serial_cb'
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost cardmgr[390]: executing: './serial start xircom_cb'
Aug 21 23:38:21 localhost /etc/hotplug/pci.agent: ... no drivers for PCI slot
Aug 21 23:38:22 localhost network: Bringing up interface lo: succeeded :'(