Re: Ubuntu destroyed my Network Card - RTL8111
Destroy? No. The real issue like I describe above is if obscure registers get set which other drivers (or other OS's drivers) don't know about or bother with ... AND at the same time, obscure register establishes a state where the card won't work as we want until the register is reset.
Originally Posted by ankit singh
Should all drivers be unable to twiddle that bit, then one could consider the hardware "bricked"; however this seem quite improbable as SOME driver knew about it to twiddle it! Plus... windows at least is very good about exposing advanced driver settings that we can experiment with. There, windwos is good for 2 things.
Kinda lost my love for ubuntu, more changey than Vista or Win8
So LMDE it is for me until there's a way to update my distro and not
have everything disappear.