Originally Posted by blastradius
Yeah, use Gnome!
hahaha very funny, I knew someone was going to say that. And the answer is NO!
I have been using kde for nearly 9 years and I have had very few issues.
For anyone else reading this for help, what caused the problem was that I changed my hostname via the systemconfig dialog. In the home directory there are a bunch of stuff in the .kde directory, systemconfig messed things up in there and that lead to the problem. Luckily the originals were there so fixing was trivial. The file .xsessions-error had information about what was going wrong.