Originally Posted by flah
As for the flash plugin not working for me, that's because I use linux so my apps (eg mozilla) are actually compiled in 64 bit mode, and I think the free flash plugin was only available in 32 bit, which
can't be used easily by a 64 bit app. For the most part I have no interest in anything on the web using flash so I just uninstalled it when I realised why it was crashing.
See, you didn't actually specify any of that in your original post. Flash has issues even on 32-bit installations of Mozilla/Firefox (high CPU usage being the main problem). Macromedia hasn't updated the plugin since the end of October, and a lot has changed on the Firefox code base since then.