Hello everybody -- I've given up on PCMCIA Wireless for the while -- but very nice surprise that the Belkin usb2 pcmcia works STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX !!!! on SUSE 9.0
(Belkin 2 port USB2 CARDBUS (PCMCIA) card)
Picture of the card
I plugged in to the USB2 card an IOMEGA MULTI DVD drive -- works fine and can write / read DVD-RAM with ext2 or VFAT file systems -- haven't tried writing to DVD+RW yet -- but I'll do that tomorrow.
This means I can use this DVD writer on a laptop
DVD RAM was fine with mke2fs /dev/sr1
DVD+RW I'll test with DVD+RW tools -- reading is no problem.
My USB2 external MAXTOR disk drive also worked.
(for the wireless problem I might try a USB wireless card in the 2nd USB2 slot !!!!!!!!!)
One up to SUSE 9.0 for this ( I got the USB2 PCMCIA card since my laptop only had USB1.1 which was too slow for the disk drive or the DVD burner
Now my external disk is really "portable" between systems and I can share the DVD writer between laptops as well with the card.
Nice to report that something WORKS STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX - no drivers needed.
Edited -- lot of typos -k