Thanks Mad Penguin... Nice Catch... FIRST check your NOT logged in as root
As far as I'm aware .DCOPserver... 'should' be in your home (~) directory, but gets modified at boot time, or re-created if it's missing.
I keep reading that if you run (some) KDE apps in Gnome (or vice versa) using 'sudo' that .ICEauthority can get 'hijacked' by root, and then 'may' start looking for (and/or creating) the .DCOPserver file in the wrong place.
I 'meant' to ask, are you logged in as a user or root?, because there is no point in knowing who owns .ICEauthority unless we know who you are logged in as.
but from what I gather, on an EeePC .DCOPserver errors are 'usually' the first sign of having no Inodes left... which 'may' bring us right back to why is it in the /root/ directory.
The name is bugging me a bit too
I think it should (normally?) be