I am pretty much groping in the dark, too. Maybe depicting what I have been trying might answer some of you guys questions.
Tried to open the Info.plist from within the kext in the Extensions folder, that didn't work because of missing privileges. Copied the Info.plist to my Desktop and opened it with PlistEdit Pro. Also found the Submenu Test X86PC but figured that my machine does not appear in System Profiler as Test X86PC but as ADP2,1 so went into that submenu. Don't remember anymore how many lines there were for I/O and Memory Ranges, but from what I remember the amount of entries was not correct so I dublicated and also deleted in the trees (right mouse click). Then I edited the ranges which look like this: 00000000 0000FFFF with double click. So I entered my values in the same scheme, with a blank between the two blocks. But entering 0000FA00 0000FAFF would immediately turn into 000000FA 0000FFFA (which is not even what is written in the plist if you open it with e.g. Textedit). I thought "what the heck, maybe that's correct". Copied the Info.plist back into the extension, confirmed "yes, replace" and let my one-click automated permissions-script run (see attachment), rebooted - on reboot I saw the same message again: IOPCCard load failed.
So I went ahead and edited the Info.plist in Apple's Property List Editor v. 2.1 instead (also attached). That one displays the values a bit different: <0000fa00 0000faff > mind the blank before the > at the end. Entered my values and look-a-there, they remained the way I entered them! Copied the Info.Plist back into the kext, ran permissions script, rebooted - same error.
That's where I am right now - and going to sleep..@ probono: it is correct to edit the ADP2,1 section, isn't it?
@ Mariusz: you're half a step further since your card has actually been recognized by Mac OS x86
Just tried to boot of the Knoppix 5.0 CDto see what values Linux gives me - maybe they are not the same as in Windows Device Manager because of Windows ACPI ...
.. it hangs right at the beginning after the kernel loads with: "PCMCIA found, starting cardmgr" ..
Booting Knoppix with NOACPI NOAPIC ("for bad BIOS") gets me accross the PCMCIA card. Here are the values:
0000:0a:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device 8039
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems: Unknown device ff31
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
Memory at b3200000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Bus: primary=0a, secondary=0b, subordinate=0e, sec-latency=176
Memory window 0: 50000000-51fff000 (prefetchable)
Memory window 1: 52000000-53fff000
I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
Without ACPI they look different than the ones in Windows ..
There are three more Texas Instruments Unknown devices underneath (803a, b and c) but I think those are not important.
Entered the Values from Knoppix into the Info.plist (section ADP2,1) with Apple's tool [...], reboot - same error:
noname:~ root# dmesg | grep PC
probono I need help now, this is as far as I can go by myself ..
. Could you check my Info.Plist if I edited the range values correctly? I attached it, too.
Thank you very much,