Yes, AWN can be launched with sudo
or in a guest session, yet awn-settings
return more errors and fail to start.
This helped me:https://answers.launchpad.net/awn/+question/101984
1) Quit Awn, navigate to ~/.config/desktop-agnostic/ and delete all files inside.
2) Install libdesktop-agnostic-cfg-gconf and remove libdesktop-agnostic-cfg-keyfile
(only this order, otherwise AWN would be removed as well because of dependencies)
Linux Mint Lisa, AWN 0.4.1 (last version from Ubuntu repos)