The Bookmarks dropdown menu in firefox is fully transparent now for some reason, which renders it unreadable if a light themed website happens to be open. It doesn’t seem to be firefox theme related since it happens independently from any chosen theme.
There the issue disappeared. I noticed, that also the whole layout of firefox changed (Tabs are now above the address bar, not below it etc.) so I decided to give firefox a refresh of my profile. Now, everything is fine again, it seems, my profile was a little “old”.
Moving up to the 5.18.3 kernel (on my host machine) seems to be what caused my VirtualBox problems (for my guest machines, both Linux with an older kernel and Windows). Switching to the 5.15.46 kernel let me launch my VMs again. With that said, I also did a lot of uninstalling and reinstalling things while trying to figure this out.
Edited to add: I read comments on the VirtualBox forum saying that we’ll need to wait for 6.1.35 to work with the 5.18 kernel, and the current issues might actually start with any kernel version higher than 5.17.11.
made a fresh install yesterday 21.2.6 and this morning same error as you described. However tried this in a clone and it worked for me. FYI i use papirus theme perhaps you have another. Hope it works out.
I followed the solution posted above by manually adding the logfile and manually starting akonadictl.
This allowed kontact to start but I found that my data in kontact seemed off, different elements of the application seemed to be displaying different states in time.
I also noticed that the mysql logfile ~/.local/share/akonadi/db_data/mysql.err
Had two entries that started after the first boot post update:
2022-06-15 23:52:36 5 [ERROR] Incorrect definition of table mysql.column_stats: expected column 'hist_type' at position 9 to have type enum('SINGLE_PREC_HB','DOUBLE_PREC_HB','JSON_HB'), found type enum('SINGLE_PREC_HB','DOUBLE_PREC_HB').
2022-06-15 23:52:36 5 [ERROR] Incorrect definition of table mysql.column_stats: expected column 'histogram' at position 10 to have type longblob, found type varbinary(255).
These two entries are repeating many many times a second to the point I am concerned with the logfile size as it has ballooned to around 200mb in ten minutes. Should I be concerned about this or is the logfile managed in this case?