Great! Problem fixed. Through this forum and the gentoo forums I found a solution. I ran "kdesktop" in a konsole, and it restored my desktop. I then used gconf-editor to disable "show desktop", and everything works great now.
If you have this problem, and this thread doesn't help, try checking out this Gentoo thread on problem.
Originally posted by rmartine
Also just a question. If you're using Kde why on Earth do you want to use Nautilus. Konqueror is a much better file manager/everything else that Nautilus. My $0.02. [/B]
Because nautilus has better file renaming funcionality. I collect anime, so I could have 50 files that I want to all start with "[anbu-aone]Naruto - " and end with "ep[crc-value].avi". Unfortunately due to various distribution methods, episodes do not keep the exact naming scheme throughout a series. So I rename them.
With nautilus, I can act like I'm going to rename one, and highlight the beginning section, and do a copy, then start a rename on another file, and highlight the beginning section and do a paste, to replace the beginning with the version I copied from the previous files name.
Konquerer won't do that. I act like I'm going to rename, highlight the first section, go to the next file and when I paste, it pastes the WHOLE filename of the last file.