Squeeze and updates

Hello,
I managed to install Debian squeeze and encountered a few problems, regarding firmware and particularly the drivers for ati radeon cards. Google searches revealed that there is currently no solution to this problem and the only option is to wait for ATI to release a driver that works with the new kernel and X11. I decided to try and add the various portions of the repository that are not default when adding leg. As such, my /etc/apt/sources.list looks as follows:

#
# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20100226-15:46]/ squeeze main

#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Squeeze_ - Official Snapshot amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20100226-15:46]/ squeeze main

deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian/ squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian/ squeeze main

# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
# Line commented out by installer because it failed to verify:
# deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main

#user modified repositories
deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian-security squeeze/updates main
deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian/ squeeze-proposed-updates main
deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian/ sid main
deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian-volatile stable/volatile main

deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian-multimedia squeeze main
deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian-multimedia stable main

deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian/ testing main
deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main
deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian/ unstable main

#deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian stable main
#deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian-security stable/updates main
#deb http://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/debian-volatile stable/volatile main

My main question is whether if i install the updates that are being registered whether this will make my system unstable. Furthermore, if it does make it unstable is there a chance of permanent damage to my machine in that I get hardware problems (for example could it affect my bios). I would appreciate any help.

Google is my friend

Hi, after some more google searches, I discovered this link http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=45680 It answered all my questions and by the fact that I asked means I should not install unstable updates.

RE: Google is my friend

Yeah, running pure sid is going to get you into issues, but you’ll also learn how to fix them really fast :P

Personally, I run testing on my desktops, with unstable also in sources.list but with apt configured to prefer testing. That way I get to use testing, and can pull in a package from unstable whenever I need a specific fix now.

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