SOLVED :: I had to reinstall my machine and the fault hasnt re-occured. Wierd but fixed.
I have been having problems getting the flash player plugin working in mce (0810alpha) for a while and am finally getting around to looking at it.
If i drop to KDE and launch firefox then the flash player plugin works fine. If i launch firefox from computing within MCE then i get the "flashplayer not detected or installed" link.
I have search the forum / wiki and found this thread;http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=4140.0
I followed the guide (even though im not using the 64bit version of kubuntu the symptoms are the same) using sudo -u root bash and placed the plugin in both locations described, but the problem continues.
Is there anyother way forward for me getting flash working under mce?