Pidgin and priviliges

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Mon May 3 14:28:55 EDT 2010

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 12:44, Mateusz Szyper <mateusz at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I encountered a problem with Pidgin. Im on Windows Vista Home. Pidgin works
> only on accounts with admin priviliges. On "normal" user's account it seems
> to work but is not able to connect. I'm sure the credentials are correct.
> When I gave temporarily admin priviliges to this account - Pidgin
> succesfullly connected to the Gadu-Gadu network. When i changed priviliges
> to normal user - problems are back again. I thought that may be cause by
> priviliges to the folder c:\windows\pidgin - i gave privliges to modify all
> the files but nothing had changed.
> Can sb help me and say what i have to do to make Pidgin work without
> changing this windows account type to admin?

Using an Administrator account shouldn't be necessary.

What is the specific error message?

What does the debug log ( say?

Are you sure the cause isn't some sort of firewall that is restricting
the non-Administrator account?


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