"Untested". What I failed to pick up is that you've changed machines, haven't you? That would make "Enable the untested repo" an invaild instruction. It has to be written in for a fresh 7.1 install. Make this your only enabled SOURCE line, temporarily:
( above edited since first post to show full line, not just URL)
And you need the security updates there too, so change the install procedure a bit:
I'm gonna guess you looked in that repo already and didn't see flashplugin. It's been moved back in now, for a limited time.
Remember to re-enable the regular repos, disable untested, and do slapt-get -u again so your listings will be normal. For entertainment only, look at 'slapt-get -s -i flashplugin'. It will simulate
"upgrade" of flashplugin to an older
Please comment on whether flashplugin works for your firefox, etc, here.
A word about how well you can connect to websites, etc, after the other updates this brought in would be nice, too, and that would go here: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=18919.msg105061#msg105061