Did a standard software update this morning, because Xubuntu said I should. Upgraded Firefox, the Ubuntu-approved Flash plugin (which wasn’t working), and the Linux kernel (plus something else kernel-related).
And, wonder of wonders, Flash now works. I can watch YouTube videos again! (Not well, the machine has too little memory to play them smoothly, but that ain’t the point.)
Now if I could only get the thing to play copy-protected DVDs. I can play my Mill Creek Entertainment 50 Movie Mega Packs (and my few Playboy discs) just fine, so that’s what I’ve been doing. But even with all the supposedly correct libraries, the protected ones refuse to play.
Then again, I haven’t tested them since the update…