Today i extracted the cisco netacademy offline materials for further reading and i found that when accessing the materials the animation part hangs. i have a working flash player (watch youtube/ted talks). i also installed gnash but to no avail. the same material works fine in my other partitioned windows7.
one difference i found was the shockwave player test page was telling me that its not supported in linux , the same page opens in windows 7 .
flash player test page works fine on both windows and linux.
i tried it on all the latest browsers form firefox, chrome , Epiphany(never knew about this one).
AFAIK Shockwave has never been supported in Linux. This is proprietary tech and Adobe has never whole heartedly supported Linux. Even Flash is now frozen at its current version though bug fixes still seem to show up