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Your system may have many left-over pieces from the drivers you installed manually. Not to mention there could be problems in the Kernel because you installed them that way.
IMO it's way easier/faster to just use a LiveCD to backup your data and then re-install Debian and then the drivers as I described on the previous page, as manually installing them (from the .run file) can lead to lots of problems if the user doesn't know how to maintain the Kernel/drivers and/or how to fix things if something goes wrong.
Am I supposed to run,
sudo aticonfig --initial
After running that and then reboot again?
Do you still have the ATI driver installed? Which one? Did you remove the driver you manually installed?
That's created the 20-fglrx.conf file, though no xorg.conf file
I may just chalk this one up as a lesson learned and reinstall, then follow Amarildo's steps to get setup as I want. Then be sure to take a backup image I can restore from incase of future...'lessons'
For what it's worth I installed by burning the main installation disc to a USB pen rather than burning DVDs.
One thing I have noticed is the occasional popup when I started up (when I could get into GUI mode) asking for the CD-ROM. Any way I can get rid of that when I do reinstall?
I installed Steam using a guide I found on the Steam forums, which involved downloading and running a steam.deb file, I believe those were likely added by that package.
And thanks! Thank you everyone who's contributed! Despite not quite getting there, I do feel I've learned a few things. And that's what really matters right? No harm done and I learned something along the way.