Flash in Firefox - a catch 22

I have downloaded and installed the new Linux Flash player under OpenSUSE 11.0, but Firefox says it doesn’t exist. When I try to use the Firefox add-ons to install it, I get the message that it is already installed.
Does anyone have any ideas what is going on or how to fix it??

You need to uninstall Flash in Yast’s software management panel, then re-install it from the software management panel. The Firefox add-ons prompt for installing Flash never works properly.

The latest version that’s available from the repositories is flash-player- - Adobe Flash PlugIn and standalone Player

Hope that helps.