SOB, It works! After building kdebase (and fighting with other modules), I just decided to start trinity and see if it would work. Changed ~/.xinitrc to 'startkde' and then typed 'startx' and: http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/dt/trinity/ss/trinity-first-run.jpg http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/dt/trinity/ss/trinity-running_01.jpg The only error I received was a "failed to load kio_slave", but given that there are still some unbuilt modules, that didn't surprise me. However, it is a bit concerning since kio is part of kdebase. Regardless - FANTASTIC! -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.