Hi, you need to install the flash codecs, or check the links are still there, like this.
Just get a copy of it and copy it to all the dirs that your browsers and media-apps look for the flash-plugin(the file libflashplayer.so).
I usually get the most recent ver from adobe, and unpack it to a dir, and copy it or link it to where it needs to be.
This way, when you update the file, you only have to re-fresh the links and it's all working again quickly. I generally keep these unpacked (system) files in a /build dir in /home/glenn/ This way it's not formatted if I have to re-install the operating system.
ln -s (s=static)
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/flash-plugin/libflashplayer.so
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins/libflashplayer.so
ln -s /home/glenn/build/flash/libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/netscape/plugins/libflashplayer.so
you will need admin privs to copy and create files in /usr/.. use sudo or su to root .
don't forget to type exit to finish as root.
You may also check your "/home/glenn/.mozilla/plugins" files, and put a copy or link there too, (if it's not there create it).
to be sure, to be sure!
So far I haven't come across a system that just works every time, every circumstance.
see how you go
ps clarify "not formatted"
I have the /home directory and all of it's contents on a small group of partitions off the / partition.
A clean OS install usually requires formatting /usr and / (just my humble experience, Mandriva and Mandrake)