I think the problem has to do with the folder in which the bash script starts. So.... it takes a teeny bit of work to get it to work right.
after the line:
then you can run the script from anywhere.
The other problem, which I am having a bit of trouble solving in these few minutes I have, is getting the script to run from the "Desktop" when you double click either a link to the script, or a copy of the script. Any help from Ubuntu/KDE users out there would be helpful.