Yes, as a PDC is correct. This seems to be an idiosyncratic problem that I've seen on SUSE Enterprise 8.1 for iSeries, Red Hat Enterprise 3 for x86, and SUSE Professional 9.1 for x86. The more I think of it, I think it's something with me. However, I've now got it running on SUSE 8.1 for ppc. So..., the mystery stands... Thanks for your thoughts.