Linux backup of gnome settings, icon placement, etc
I would like to create a backup of all my data to the depth that if I loose linux, I can pull in all my settings. Settings like the icon placement on the desktop, the way I have the panel icons setup, and all the program settings (ie themes, korganizer settings etc.) I just want to put the backup onto a DVD (I know how to write to the drive) for safekeeping. Can anyone reference me to a document that outlines this? Is copying every file, including the "dot" files in my home directory good enough to do this?