I ended up giving up and reinstalling Kubuntu. I was trying to install a package through adept (as root of course), I believe it was gcc of all things... and I was told the KDE Daemon needed to be turned off and something about an X window being open, which prob was just the desktop. From then on just straight prompt action.
My .kde/share/config/kdedrc file has just
Was that what you were referring to? Thanks