I have a bizarre issue going on with my Ubuntu installation. Yes I have read and followed the instructions for this post and the answer doesn't work (as I'll explain in a moment) for me!
I'm not sure exactly when this began happening, perhaps after I ran an update, but Flash has simply stopped working altogether on my machine! And every solution I've found so far has proven to be ineffective. If I go to, say, youtube, and click a movie to watch, I just get a black screen. Same for ebaumsworld, or any other Flash media site. Just a black box.
I went to Ubuntu Software Center, typed in Adobe Flash Plugin, and got to the box where it says Use This Source. Clicking on it just makes my whole machine freeze, and I never end up getting to the section where you can click the Install button!
When I go to Adobe Flash's site, which automatically detected what version (if any) of Flash you have, it just freezes the browser and I have to kill the process!
I have even used Ubuntu Software Center to uninstall, and subsequently, re-install Flash, and get the same thing every time.
Any ideas or suggestions!?! I can't live without me flash!
Edit: It seems that my machine is attempting to read the SWF with something called Gnash. I was thinking that maybe, when I ran an update, I downloaded this Gnash and it set itself up as the default SWF player. If something is wrong with it, then that would explain why I suddenly lost the capability to play SWFs: I'm not using Adobe Flash anymore, instead I'm using Gnash. Thoughts?