On 10/02/2010 17:01, Dr. M. C. Nelson wrote:
I am trying to setup Cygwin/X for a Vista machine

After setting some executables to run as administrator

You shouldn't need to do this.

Isn't this the reason for your UAC prompt?

> and then after
cleaning up some lock files and log files, the x server and applications can
be run by a user with administrator privileges.

I think I understand the problem with the log file in this situation, and have a patch (see [1]).

But the lock files should be removed when the X server is cleanly shutdown, so there's some bit of information I'm missing here.


1) The x startup (by any method)  throws a UAC prompt
2) A non-privileged user cannot get past the UAC prompt without the
administrator password

Perhaps some .manifest files would cure this?

I wasn't able to reproduce this problem doing some brief testing on W7 (I don't have access to a Vista system right now)

There is a manifest embedded in the XWin application [2], but it doesn't do anything to affect UAC at the moment.

Do you have some suggestion as to what you think it should contain?

Are there any other ways to allow a non-privileged user to run cygwin in

[1] http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9778
[2] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/xserver/tree/hw/xwin/XWin.exe.manifest

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