Thank you for illustrating the various flash problem which you experienced and still experience.
About your mother's hardware:
No warranty given. Yet, I think it should be powerful enough to run Mint 13 xfce without being extremely slow.
About the graphics card in particular: It should be powerful enough to play Youtube videos. Yet, I would not bet that all videos can be played in best quality or full screen. Videos can be really greedy with respect to graphic resources.
I am running Mint 13 xfce on a small Zotac "pizza box" with 2 Atom dual core processors. The Nvidia graphics card uses 128 MB of shared RAM (fixed size). Watching videos on this feeble box is not a pleasure, because neither the CPUs, nor the graphics equipment are powerful enough. (You find my technical specifications below my post, if you like.)
mint-flashplugin-11 [...] Text: This add-on is vulnerable, you need to refresh it.
Starting with Firefox version XX (do not remember which one exactly) Firefox refuses to run any outdated plugins, because there are malicious exploits around for too many popular plugins like Flash and Java.
+ Uninstall mint-flashplugin-11
+ Install flashplugin-installer and get the current Flash plugin release for Linux, v184.108.40.2065
As we read, you have already done so. Great!
- Adobe-flashplugin 220.127.116.115-0precise1, that is the one which can be found on my Mint 13 xfce system as well.
Yet, the video you tried, [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JcAkzKpLOs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JcAkzKpLOs[/url], can be watched here without any hassle.
Are you sure it was not just a temporary problem?
(Note: I used Firefox, because I have never installed Chromium.)
a "normal" news page: [..] Text: To load Shockwave flas was unsuccessful
If I understand the web address correctly, then it is [url=http://www.index.hu]http://www.index.hu[/url] and I can open it without any complaint about my flash plugin. Near the bottom of the page, there is flash video, and my Mint 13 xfce, Firefox, Flash 18.104.22.1685, plays it without any problem.
To sum it up:
The 2 webpages that give you Flash problems work fine on my Mint 13 xfce, Firefox, Flash 22.214.171.1245.
So the question arises:
Are you sure that your flash player plugin has been installed correctly? You can verify so by going to this Adobe webpage: [url=http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/]http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/[/url]. If it states "You have version 11,2,202,285 installed" then your flash player has been installed correctly.
In case this webpage says something different, gives a different version, does not detect flash in your browser at all, then something must have gone wrong when removing mint-flashplugin-11 and installing adobe-flashplugin.
In this case, close your browsers, Firefox and Chrome, open Synaptic and uninstall and re-install adobe-flashplugin one more time.
Then try your own sample webpages again.
There is no need to download Flash 126.96.36.1995 from the Adobe webpage [url=http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/]http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/[/url] and install it manually. It is the same Flash plugin which you can get from the Mint repositories - [url=http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=726674#p726674]how has been explained in my previous post[/url].
Screenshot when watching flash video on [url=http://www.index.hu]http://www.index.hu[/url]
(Video on http://www.index.hu)
Screenshot when watching [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JcAkzKpLOs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JcAkzKpLOs[/url]
(Sorry. Had to remove the screenshot. When I posted it there was a green square in the screenshot where in the webpage the Youtube video was playing fine. The green area does not really illustrate that I am actually seeing the video. So I have removed the screenshot again. - Maybe using a different programme to capture the screenshot will help. We'll see ...)
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$ inxi -Fx
System: Host: unimatrix0 Kernel: 3.2.0-45-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Xfce 4.10.0 (Gtk 2.24.10) Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: 080015 date: 10/09/2009
CPU: Dual core Intel Atom CPU 330 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 6400.32
Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.081 MHz 2: 1600.081 MHz 3: 1600.081 MHz 4: 1600.081 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA ION VGA bus-ID: 03:00.0
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer: ION/integrated/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.88 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: NVIDIA MCP79 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:08.0 Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 04:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:25:d3:eb:5e:c8
Card-2: NVIDIA MCP79 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: d080 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:01:2e:2b:26:c2
Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (3.7% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_HM160HI size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 48G used: 5.5G (13%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 5.42GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 159 Uptime: 44 min Memory: 375.3/1759.2MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.6.3 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4