need help navigating directories
Im trying to install the flash player for Debian Linux, and I downloaded the tar.gz file, unpacked it and I visibly see it on my desktop, however when I try to navigate to it in terminal (bash shell), it keeps saying no such file or directory. I can navigate to any other file or directory except this one..I also tried to list the directories using ls -l and ls -r but do not see it, but I can clearly see it on my desktop with the gui.....I'm confused and frustrated as I can not have a good web experience with out the flash player and cant take some online tests.
Also to note when I go to the folder in the GUI, and select the properties to check for correct file path, I se a lock symbol on it, I am logged in as root, because I just downloaed and installed a bunch of updates (79 of them), but just cannot seem to get to this directory.
Appreciate the help in advance...Im going to brew some coffee and return to see if any one has came to my aid.
Peace and blessings.