I had the same problem. I also had a problem with overall slowness--slow resizing of windows, slow clunky feel in moving windows, etc. I tried the rasterblaster solution for that and had no luck, disabled desktop effects, and had latest nvidia drivers. My computer isn't slow, either. Also, my install looked nothing like the livecd--taskbar looked different, no icons on it, only kicker menu, etc. I deleted .kde before install, which should have removed previous settings. This isn't too much of a problem, I can change that easily, but it's still annoying. Overall, KDE 4 has just been a terrible experience for me. I read all these praises of it, maybe it's just me, but it seems like a case of the emperor wearing no clothes. I may have to switch to the gnome version if some solutions to these problems don't pop up.