I just thought of something -- it has been reported (I forget from where -- possibly UCLA?) that running cardmgr with -f on startup helps system stability some. This option basically makes the system wait until all available sockets have been configured before proceeding. I couldn't find a trivial way to add it in. While you're mucking about with the pcmcia config/startup code, of you find a way to add that option in it might be a good idea.

What kind of sound device can I hook up to the stargate? I need to use a microphone on the stargate. Has anybody ever tried that before?

At UCLA, we have sucessfully used VXpocket 440 PCMCIA sound card with 4 momo channels. I believe you can also use VXpocket card with less channels.