wireless depends on booting windows first
Previously, if I had switched off wireless in windows (to get rid of the annoying blinking light), it would stay switched off even after shutdown and booting linux. I had to boot windows to switch it on again, and then it would work in linux again too. Unfortunately this doesn't appear to be configurable throught the BIOS, so I hope windows doesn't break with the wireless switched off .
I now have a different problem: even when the wireless is switched on in windows, when cold booting linux I don't get wireless. I have to boot windows first, and then it will work, until I switch off the computer, then again I have to boot windows first.
I think the new problem has something to do with the firmware, but I'm not sure so I also mention the previously existing issue which I learned to live with.
Any ideas where I should start looking? Anyone who has had the same problem?
kernel module: ipw2200
firmware: ipw2200-fw 3.0 (latest archlinux package)