So for whatever reason, Ubuntu started killing my wireless card every time I log into it. When this happens, the card fails for every operating system I reboot into. The problem is resolved for Windows/OSX if I do a full shutdown, and then cold boot into either OS and not boot into Ubuntu at all.
I'm going to reinstall Ubuntu because of this. But to avoid the problem in the future, does anyone have any idea what may have caused this?
I used the adobe hack to override GPU validation for flash video. I suspected that it may be the cause, so I removed it. However it continued to happen. Note that I don't necessarily have to view a flash video for it to occur, I just do anything on the network and it dies.