Alright, so on Linux, many have complained that placing your cursor over a flash object disallows scrolling the page with the wheel. This was reportedly fixed in the latest version of Flash player and/or Firefox.
So about a month ago I tried the Fedora 9 beta and indeed, the problem was fixed. But when I upgraded my system the problem remained. I was assuming that there was something left over on my installation or something which was messing this up, but now I see that on a fresh virtualized installation of the final version of Fedora 9, the problem also remains!
So it appears that it works properly in the beta but not in the final version...
Additionally, I tested in the latest version of Ubuntu, which also uses Firefox 3 beta 5, and it worked fine.
What is different in F9 that could be causing this issue?