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Ok well, I've been trying to set up MaxMAME so that I can tap an icon and launch the corresponding game. For this scenario -- lets say its sponge (a ficticious arcade rom). So I've made my sponge.desktop file so that I now have a lovely sponge Icon on my launcher screen under the games catagory, next step (because under exec of that launcer I wrote "MaxMAME sponge" would be I thought to symlink MaxMAME from /mnt/cf/mame/ to /home/QtPalmtop/bin/ with

cd /mnt/cf/mame
ln -s MaxMAME /home/QtPalmtop/bin/MaxMAME

That completes succesfully, then I try to execute MaxMAME from /home/QtPalmtop/bin and i get this "./MaxMAME: symbolic link loop"

any ideas or suggestions??
you're making a relative symlink... and then trying to execute a program via your path, and it finds the program, ie: the relative symlink, and it points to itself.

ln -s /full/path/to/MaxMAME /home/QtPalptop/bin/MaxMAME

ahhhhhhhhhhh -- thanks! I ended up taking care of it a different way though ... I made scripts in my /home/QtPalmtop/bin to launch MaxMAME and the rom.
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