PCLOS2010 kde, system fully updated as of 07-29-2010.
I have this problem as well.
This is obviously not an isolated incident.
I can and probably will work around this problem as mentioned above.
This problem has been reported, by more then one person, the problem has not been corrected, nor the workaround simple enough for the non-advanced users; This, probably, shouldn't be flagged as solved.