This is a little weird, but consider:

* Running Ubuntu 10.04
* GNOME (not KDE)
* Have Amarok2 installed (which uses KDE stuff)
* Have this problem where the tooltips in Amarok aren't utilizing gnome's configuration - http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=115&t=96029

Question:
* How to modify KDE's "settings" in Ubuntu without actually running KDE? It's weird.
* Apparently we need to install "systemsettings" and/or "kcmshell4 colors"

I installed system settings but it crashes...
Code:
fermulator@fermmy:~$ systemsettings 
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (trader) KServiceTypeTrader::defaultOffers: KServiceTypeTrader: serviceType  "SystemSettingsCategory"  not found 
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (trader) KServiceTypeTrader::defaultOffers: KServiceTypeTrader: serviceType  "SystemSettingsExternalApp"  not found 
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (services) KServicePrivate::property: Request for unknown property ' "X-KDE-System-Settings-Parent-Category-V2" '
systemsettings(31533)/kdecore (trader) KServiceTypeTrader::defaultOffers: KServiceTypeTrader: serviceType  "SystemSettingsView"  not found 
fermulator@fermmy:~$ KCrash: Application 'systemsettings' crashing...
KCrash: Attempting to start /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/drkonqi from kdeinit
sock_file=/home/fermulator/.kde/socket-fermmy/kdeinit4__0

And, kcmshell4 doesn't have the "colors" module
Code:
fermulator@fermmy:~$ kcmshell4 --list
The following modules are available:
kcm_kdnssd             - Configure service discovery
spellchecking          - Configure the spell checker
kcm_phonon             - Sound and Video Configuration
kcmnotify              - System Notification Configuration
kcmcgi                 - Configure the CGI KIO slave
kcm_attica             - Manage Social Desktop Providers
emoticons              - Emoticons Themes Manager
filetypes              - Configure file associations
kcm_nepomuk            - Nepomuk/Strigi Server Configuration
kcmtrash               - Configure trash settings
audiocd                - Audiocd IO Slave Configuration
kcm_ssl                - SSL Versions and Certificates
componentchooser       - Choose the default components for various services
device_automounter_kcm - Configure automatic handling of removable storage media
kcmkded                - KDE Services Configuration
language               - Language, numeric, and time settings for your particular region
icons                  - Customize KDE Icons