I just noticed something. I used xvidcap from packman to make that recording. That application does the same thing that eclipse does. Empty dialog boxes when I hover over an icon. I suspect this is probably a SuSE Distribution issue. Let me see if there is any knowledge of this sort of thing over there.
I found a resolution to my problem so I thought I would share. As I said, I'm using KDE or I guess they call it Plasma now days. I you go to Settings->colors, and then uncheck the box that says "Apply colors to non QT Apps", all is well. Problem gone.