After updating my openSUSE 11.1 system to the latest Konqueror and kdelib version, I restarted my computer and logged in to receive the “Unable to connect network socket. Is dcopserver running?” What does this message mean? I am able to access the Internet, but am I losing some unknown functionality?

Did you try googling the exact error message you posted? The very first hit may be your answer.

<error message> + google is an very good first step.