I have isolated this furthur. The problem is only in konqueror, or when running the 'kde SU' prompt, such as if you were going to open synaptic, it would give you this promt. When the password is entered I get 'incorrect password. Please try again'
The other is if I try to bypass this and go to term. If I try to open synaptic I get;
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified
oscenter: cannot connect to X server :0.0
Please note that I am able to become root, but the same type of problem exists.
I have looked at all packages in the x region and all appear to be ok. I'm not sure this is a password issue, so much as a Konqueror read-write problem, but it is beyond the scope of what I know. Any suggestions are welcome.