I am joining the que, I did not notice until now, when I saw the thread and thought that is funny I use it all the time and I did not notice. However I have my Konq set to use as root for a specific reason (and need it a fair bit). I have not noticed anything in that mode.
This must mean that even if I use Konqueror in root mode and then Open in normal I still have the problem. I have also for some time had the crash on login, I am living with this for the time being, vaguely trying to figure something out in Ertains thread with similar problem (Sorry Ertain sort of using your thread as a collection topic) I ham living with Theme Greet turned off, but it seems that is not a guarantee for bypassing the problem.
Can anybody give a date for the update when it happened and I going to look back in my Synaptic History and see what I have installed. Since that date.