Recently, my normally very fast Vector Linux 7 installation started slowing down to a crawl for long periods. When I ran htop, I noticed that there were 9 instances of cairo-dock running. I turned off cairo-dock and uninstalled it. The speed of the operating system improved dramatically. I am running a normal installation with the packages, extra and testing repositories for updates. I have also installed the proprietary Nvidia driver. Clearly, the problem was cairo-dock since everything else is running well.
The cairo-dock is very pretty to look at but perhaps it should not be part of the base installation.
Has anyone else hit this problem?
I should note that cairo-dock was not an issue with the initial installation. Only after I had been running Vector Linux for about two weeks did I run into an ongoing problem. It may have been affected by one of the updates.