Yup. Pepper flash. On YouTube it reports "Missing Plug-in" using Chrome. It also asks for permission to which I respond "Always Run" and it ignores me

I'm now well over a day and a half just to test drive this Linux thing and I must admit this is way more trouble than I ever expected. I'm leaning towards a hardware issue here or? My experience with Mint and Mageia about the same.

Just venting a bit here and thanks for all that have contributed.
Discouraged.
RS