My primary F9 partition is encrypted. It worked out really well for the first month or so and then something unusual started happened. Every so often my system would seize up and my hard-drive activity light would be slammed. I just have to wait until it stops, and in the meantime Firefox greys out and Gnome doesn't respond either. Upon further investigation using 'top' I discovered the culprit to be a process named "kcryptd" switching to "D" status and "wa" registering at over 95%. So obviously this process is hogging my hard-drive IO and has something to do with encryption, but it seems to be doing this more and more frequently. What exactly is going on, and is there anyway to stop it?
My second problem is simpler but equally strange. For some reason when I try to navigate to my Home/Documents/Music/etc folders via the top Places menu in Gnome it is launching VLC instead of Nautilus. How can I change it back?