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im running mandriva 2007 free with cedega ive installed the sims and it runs ok but i want to place a shortcut icon for the sims on my desktop so ...
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    place a shortcut to desktop


    im running mandriva 2007 free with cedega
    ive installed the sims and it runs ok but i want to place a shortcut icon for the sims on my desktop so the kids dont have to use the konsole
    how do i place the shortcut on desktop

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    you can create symlink ( shorcuts ) through 'ln' command.
    Code:
    ln -s <path of sims package> ~/Desktop/sims




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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    you can create symlink ( shorcuts ) through 'ln' command.
    Code:
    ln -s <path of sims package> ~/Desktop/sims




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    just tried what you said and got the following error
    [john@localhost ~]$ ln -s <path of sims package> ~/Desktop/sims
    bash: path: No such file or directory
    [john@localhost ~]$ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost john]# ln -s <path of sims package> ~/Desktop/sims
    bash: path: No such file or directory
    [root@localhost john]#

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    you should 'type' actual path of sims binary file.
    i assume that package name is 'sims'. execute this
    Code:
    which sims
    this will display the path of sims pacakge. mostly its /usr/bin/sims.
    now create symlink
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/bin/sims ~/Desktop/sims





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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper
    you should 'type' actual path of sims binary file.
    i assume that package name is 'sims'. execute this
    Code:
    which sims
    this will display the path of sims pacakge. mostly its /usr/bin/sims.
    now create symlink
    Code:
    ln -s /usr/bin/sims ~/Desktop/sims





    Casper
    ln -s /usr/bin/sims ~/Desktop/sims
    had to change to ln -s /usr/bin/the_sims ~/Desktop/sims.
    problem solved thanx

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