Dyingmuppet, I'm not trying to commerce ANYTHING!!!, I could give two shits about the electric sheep screensaver as in all honesty I dont like it but the simple fact of the matter is that it keeps the cpu's busy enough that they don't go to sleep and freeze as every other damned screensaver has done that I have tried. I have worked day and night for 3 months trying every single possible combination to alleviate the problems of running beryl or compiz-fusion and not have your box freeze up and its insulting to think that YOU might believe I'm trying to push the electric sheep screensaver. The reason it works is because its not a regular screensaver. Furthermore You shouldn't activate dri when you are running nvidia, if you are running a gentoo or suse distro you must comment out your dri section at the bottom and comment out the load dri module line at the top. If you are running anything debian based or ubuntu based you must replace load "dri" with disable "dri". I have written a whole write up on preliminary steps for nvidia users to do to eliminate freezing. Its at http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-57 ... ight-.html
The fact of the matter is that the majority of the freezing problems people have running nvidia drivers with linux are related to mistakes in their xorg.conf or other things wrong that are causing high cpu usage and ultimately freezing. Thats not to say that the nvidia-drivers work perfectly for everyone, I believe that they do have some issues but from 6 or 7 computers that I have , not one freezes when everything is correct. That is until you run beryl or compiz-fusion and activate the animations plugin. THATS the plugin that causes freezing when you are running compositing. If you follow my guide to the preliminary steps you need to take in order to setup xorg and your system and do not run compiz or disable the animations plugin, this will probably eliminate 80 percent of user problems. If you must have the animations plugin, then using my workaround will allow you to do so without coming back to a blank login screen and a frozen desktop as I had for months prior to coming up with this.