After updating KDE 3.5.9.104, KDE3: from the openSuSE repository the next boot later in the evening 4 Aug yielded:

KDE Media Manager Not Running!

Opening Settings>KDE Components>Service Manager
Yielded:

The specified library kded could not be found!

The diagnostic is:
Library files for kcm_kded.la not found in paths
(it is in /opt/kde3/lib/kde3 !)

Same for component chooser:
The Diagnostic is:
Library files for kcm_componentchooser.la not found in paths
(it is in /opt/kde3/lib/kde3 along with the .so)

These are text files that show where the KDE file should be along with it's dependencies. It is evident the last update broke the first dependency naturally I am not sure where that is.

Reset does not change anything. I can mount and unmount in command line.

This is really annoying!

Cheers John