cygwin + xwin in win7 as unprivileged user?

Wed Oct 6 13:50:00 GMT 2010

On 05/10/2010 18:22, davidstvz wrote:
> Is it possible to make Cygwin work with xwin as an unprivileged user.  I'm
> even open to stupid hacks like making the entire Cygwin directory owned by
> the "Everyone" group.  I tried that but then it couldn't create a socket
> needed after I ran 'startxwin'.
> Anyway to get this working without using "run as" admin?

This question more properly belongs on the cygwin-xfree list.

Adding the xserver option '-nolisten inet' might help, if the problem really 
is in creating the network socket.

You might get more useful advice if you showed the actual error message you 
get, for example by attaching the /var/log/XWin.0.log

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