I've got this really strange problem that I'm really hoping someone can help me with, as it's extremely counter-productive.

I've got openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64) and KDE 4.2.3. Every time I go to open a directory in KDE, it opens it in Gwenview instead of Dolphin. It worked fine before I upgraded from 4.1.3.

So I went into KDE4's component chooser and sure enough, Gwenview was listed as the default file manager. So I changed the setting to Dolphin and clicked Apply.

I got the "Updating System Configuration" box. It passes to 100% several times and then tries to make one more round, in which case it comes to a crawl. I've let it sit for hours and it never "finishes" the that system config update.

I tried editing the filetype "inode/directory" and making Dolphin the first preference app, but when I click Apply I get that same stupid "updating system configuration" box.

This is driving me nuts. Any ideas?