I've had that happen before when I installed the legacy nvidia driver with dkms and sgfxi didn't catch it when I tried reinstalling the driver with sgfxi.
I needed to manually remove the nvidia kernel module.
You can do that with the following two commands (run as root):
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I would reboot after running those two commands instead using startx.
edit: for vbox, I wouldn't expect the `/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup` command to work if you had already removed the virtualbox-ose packages I mentioned earlier.
edit #2: If you do decide to reinstall, I would grab the 11.0.12 updated iso and reinstall using it. It will have the Debian 6.0.4 updates already installed.