I cannot remember how many times I had problems with flash player in different versions of Ubuntu, but before coming to 12.10 I was able to resolve them somehow. But now I am really stuck.
Here is the scenery: freshly installed Xubuntu 12.10 with all updates, the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox and flashplugin reinstalled several times. As you can guess in both browsers the page at http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/welcome/ shows nothing good, namely "... a plugin is needed to display this content". In Firefox the Add-ons Manager page proudly shows Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202; libflashplayer.so has been also updated from the Adobe site several times.
The only leads are messages in the apport.log similar to the following:
ERROR: apport (pid 22216) Wed Jan 23 23:41:08 2013: called for pid 22214, signal 4, core limit 0
ERROR: apport (pid 22216) Wed Jan 23 23:41:08 2013: executable: /usr/lib/firefox/plugin-container (command line "/usr/lib/firefox/plugin-container /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/libflashplayer.so -greomni /usr/lib/firefox/omni.ja 22141 true plugin")
ERROR: apport (pid 22216) Wed Jan 23 23:41:08 2013: executable version is blacklisted, ignoring
All attempts to launch Chrome with Pepper flash result in crashes at /sbin/init. For details see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1103844
One additional piece of information: Ubuntu 10.04 running exactly on the same hardware has absolutely no problems with playing flash.
Question: is there anything I can do in this situation besides posting one more bug report, which nobody will read?