Problem: Cannot get YouTube videos or Screencasts/Mathcasts to play.

Details: After upgrading to Release 8.2.0, nothing with Flash worked.

1. I downloaded/installed latest firmware, latest updates of software applications and openJDK (Java)  -see: How2

After this nothing with Flash worked - I would get a box that said Flash[Click to play][X], but when I rolled over that it disappeared and if I tried to click on the "empty space" where it had been, nothing happened. After much, much experimentation, frustration, etc. I did the following and now Flash apps work.

2. I uninstalled the default Flash player Gnash   Details

Opened Terminal Activity
At prompt, typed su -l and Hit Enter (that's a small L, not a 1).
At bash prompt, typed sudo yum remove gnash -y and hit Enter.
Waited.
At bash prompt, typed exit and hit Enter.
Restarted XO.

3. I then installed the Adobe Flash player   Details

Applied directions from this page: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Adobe_Flash#Browse_Activity
Opened Terminal Activity
At prompt, typed su -l and Hit Enter (that's a small L, not a 1 and it takes me to "root" directory in the root).
At bash prompt, typed
wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/flash-plugin-10.0.12.36-release.i386.rpm and hit Enter.
Waited.
At bash prompt, typed rpm -i flash-plugin-10.0.12.36-release.i386.rpm and hit Enter.
Waited.
At bash prompt, typed exit and hit Enter.
Restarted XO.
Note: I think I should be able to delete the file flash-plugin-10.0.12.36-release.i386.rpm to save space, but I am not sure ...

4. Optional: I then got rid of the Flash [Click to play][X] prompt.    Details

I wanted my flash apps to play directly, not to have to click again.
That is, I don't want to see:
Applied directions from this page: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Adobe_Flash#Click_to_Play
Opened Terminal Activity
At prompt, typed su and Hit Enter .
At bash prompt, typed cd \home\olpc\Activities/Browse.activity and hit Enter.
At bash prompt, typed mkdir bak and hit Enter (creates bak directory).
At bash prompt, typed mv agent-stylesheet.css bak and hit Enter (moves file to bak).
At bash prompt, typed mv clickToView.xml bak and hit Enter (moves file to bak).
Note: You can see this is a reversible process, just move the files back into the Browse.activity directory.

5. Optional: I then tested at Adobe Flash.    Details

Applied directions from this page: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Adobe_Flash#Browse_Activity - Step 4.
Opened Browse Activity
Got page that correctly ran the flash test and gave me the version (finally!!)

Mathcasts on on my pages now work directly.    Sample pages
Scratch applets on the Scratch Site say "You need Java to run this project", but there is a place to click: “I am sure I have the plugin, show me the project”. Click on this and the project loads.

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