Today one website I usually visit requires me to upgrade the Adobe Flash player, and in fact, I just did recently n the emerge world. From the output of the Firefox about:plugins, I seem to have more than one Flash player installed:
It is a little bit overkill to launch strace as Firefox considerately leaves the option to expose the full path by enabling plugin.expose_full_path in about:config, this is the screenshot after netscape-flash-18.104.22.168 is un-emerged:
It seems that I somehow manually installed the flash-7.0r63 in the home directory that overrides the system-wide Flash plugin. Once it is removed, and 22.214.171.124 is re-emerged, everything works.
BTW, if you happen to be a Flash developer, and would need to install multiple versions of Flash player, it is may be worthy taking a look at Flash Switcher as well.