How you doing Paul?
Quite a saga that one. Will it be out in paperback soon?
This was posted at LNO. (Redhat 6.2) It seems this file was missing.
Check the file /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia. It should look something like this:
Also has this person had a look at some of the included kernel documentation. I briefly had a look see and found a few that may help.
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking/wavelan.txt - ray_cs.txt
Those would seem to be related.
The last time I installed Linux on my old laptop, nothing had to be done for pcmcia as all was configured during installation.