ok, well, far as flash goes, is odd it works in 9 other Linux virtual machines, 2 WIndows virtual machines, and of course, natively on my Mac. The scrollwheel is the same thing, it works fine on 11 other virtual machines. I really want PCLinux to work, one, because I like the way it looks, and two, just because I like when things work.
as far as the file size, is apparently something to do with a snow leopard quirk. The file does say while downloading it was 542 yet when it was done downloading, said 567. md5 checksum matched though.