Re: Desktop freeze with 270.x drivers, KDE 4 and Compiz
I just installed the 295.17 driver. It allows me to enable direct rendering without any problems.
In addition it fixes suspend/resume problens that I had with 285.05.09 (where the screen stayed black on resume from suspend to RAM), and the "no screens found" problem that I experienced with the 290.10 driver.
All in all a bit overdue (this problem was first reported in April 2011), but finally a good release from NVIDIA. Thanks for the support.
My current configuration is xorg-server-1.10.4-r1, and KDE SC 4.7.4, on Gentoo.