Re: Installing problem
Sorry, but that's quite possibly the "hardest" way to install anything as it involved compiling executables from source, which requires the installation of packages and libraries to make that happen.
I read about something called FlashAid (or something like that) which you should be able to get from the Software Center -- and it will install Flash for you.
As to the drivers, I would first install Synaptic from the Software Center, as it does a much better job of detailing and reporting on installations and their progress, than does Software Center.
Once you do that, you should then go into Synaptic and install build-essential. That will be needed to compile just about anything.
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