Re: Periodic short-term 'freeze' with nvidia-drivers
soniclava, UseEvents would be a line in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (assuming you're using Xorg) reading
Option "UseEvents" "true"
under the Device Section, and deleting the line or changing "true" to "false" would disable them. If you don't have this line in your X config file, then your problem lies elsewhere.
Thanks wibble123, this was driving me batty because I couldn't remember what I had changed, but this was definitely it.