If you insert a 3C589 card and it isn't recognized (no special files created), use the prtconf command to try to identify the problem.
Run the prtconf -D command to see if your 3C589 card is recognized.
A recognized device will appear in the prtconf output. For example:
# prtconf -D . . . pcic, instance #0 (driver name: pcic) . . . network, instance #0 (driver name: pcelx)
If pcelx does not appear in the prtconf output, there is a problem with the PC Card adapter configuration or with the hardware. Check to see whether the problem is with the card or the adapter by trying to use the card on another machine and by seeing if it works on the same machine using DOS.