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I got mine to work after hours of experimenting and pain, I used 2.6.1 thou. But so far everything works perfect, acpi is working sleep feature is working too, centrino speedstep works too. It you wan't I'll email u my kernel config so you can see how my pcmcia is configured.
When I went for a 2.6 kernel on Slack 9.1, actually it was I think the last of the 2.5's, I had to hand probe all the pcmcia modules and then fire up cardmgr myself. When Patrick called 9.1 kernel 2.6 ready, I don't think he meant pcmcia... a hand recompile will probably do the trick. When I "emerged" 2.6 on my gentoo laptop, it did a recompile of pcmcia-cs, so there must be some 2.6 oriented kernel flags that weren't there in the default Slack 9.1 pcmcia-cs Makefile.