I must also say that this computer is dual booting with Windows 7, and there is no problem in windows (as expected). Perhaps the important question is how can Kubuntu automatically turn on the wireless and yet Pardus doesn't? Is there a program I am missing in Pardus?
This sounds very much like the problem I have with my laptop, with Kubuntu and the Chakra live media the wifi toggle hotkey works fine but under Pardus (2011 and 2009.2) it is ignored and the wireless is stuck in the state that it powered up (usually off but occasionally on). This is with a different wireless card & driver (Intel, iwlagn). I have reported this as bug 15552 (http://bugs.pardus.org.tr/show_bug.cgi?id=15552
). My suspicion is that the problem is with the keyboard handling rather than the wireless or rfkill modules.
To verify that the problem lies with the card switching try the following command in a terminal window:
I would expect this to tell you that the interface is hard blocked. (You may need to use sudo [i.e. "sudo rfkill list"] to access the low level information I don't remember and I don't have the machine to hand right now).