I know that Linux is open source. (I love those last two words!)
I know I can obtain the source codes from some places like this:
The question is, suppose that I make a little change to this file. Now can I compile it and use it as a part of my own test Knoppix linux for example?
If yes, how? I want to know more about the compilashon. And a side question: Do I really need to compile it?
And a little more to know about the same thing: I am finding the source code for kernel of linux in the above link. What if I want access to the other part of the OS code, for example thos defining the graphical features or so? Are all of these included in the Kernel code?
Pardon me for asking a question like a dummy!