Fed up of Windows so installed the latest KDE release of Sabayon. Had a few problems, which with some googling were easily solved, and loving it now so got to ask the simple questions now though lol
Anyway, onto a few basic questions I hope I can get an answer to....
1) I created a root account, which at moment is my default account simply because when I had set my programs up how I liked I didn`t fancy starting from scratch as a new user. When I want to do things like update software etc I get asked for the root password, even though I am logging in with that password.
Does this mean that I can`t screw the system up accidentally though? I understand being root is not recommended so alternatively is there a way I could make a copy of my root setup (eg program settings, bookmarks, wallpaper, etcetera) so that user account is identical but without the root privelege?
2) Is there any way I can make a copy of how my system is setup, including the installed software, so that if need be I could reinstall it exactly as it is right now in the future? Basically is there a way to create a backup of how the system is, then reinstall it after doing a fresh install should anything ever cause me to need to reinstall?
3) Is there any way to rescue a failed game install? I installed Nexuiz from the sabayon repositories using Sulfur. It downloaded fine, said it needed 190 odd megabytes of space, then right at the end the KDE handler crashed saying KBuildSycoca failed. It had this error data....
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Application: KBuildSycoca (kdeinit4), signal: Bus error
#0 0xffffe430 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1 0xb5f77db6 in nanosleep () from /lib/libc.so.6
#2 0xb5f77bc9 in sleep () from /lib/libc.so.6
#3 0xb707673a in ?? () from /usr/lib/libkdeui.so.5
#4 0x00000001 in ?? ()
#5 0x00000000 in ?? ()
Does this mean I have to re download all the files again and hope each time it doesn`t crash, or is this data needed now saved to my hard drive and if so can I access this to install it?
Newbie questions over
EDIT: actually one more. What does the red exclamation mark over an icon on the desktop mean?