Take that back, flash is working I believe...found out you can't get shockwave though.
And I got java working too...turns out it was something stupid on my part.
Note to all you other newbies out there: make sure some of the commands with the directory structure in them actually match what your directory structure is. Turns out I was running a slightly newer version than the command listed on Firefox's site. Change one number in the command and boom it was working.
And of course, glad to hear ya got it working marblessed115.