My wife's laptop, Sony Vaio AMD 32 bit chip, runs Ubuntu 11.10, and until yesterday we had no problems running videos on the BBC news pages(or anywhere else), but now as soon as she clicks on a video, BBC or Youtube, the screenshot attached shows what pops up.
Clicking on the bottom line then allows the video to play, but it would make life a little easier if this was not necessary.
I started hunting for solutions this evening and found an April 7th 2012 thread posted by lovinglinux, Flash 126.96.36.199, and tried solution 1(disabling hardware acceleration) but to no avail. Tried modifying the /etc/adobe/mms.cfg file, but there isn't one(yes, I can see hidden files).
I then looked at solution 2 - Downgrade Flash, but on searching for the .mozilla/plugins folder discovered that there isn't one.
Find this curious, but may be a clue !!
I then looked in the Software Centre for Flash and discovered that it isn't installed. Even more curious.
Could someone spell out my next step please ?
PS The same pop up appeared when I launched the upload manager !