akonadi suddenly won't start

Kevin Krammer krammer at kde.org
Mon Aug 19 16:09:44 BST 2013

On Monday, 2013-08-19, D. R. Evans wrote:
> Running 64-bit Kubuntu 13.04, completely up-to-date.
> Suddenly this morning akonadi won't start. It worked fine yesterday.
> akonaditray says:

> Database driver found.
> Details: The QtSQL driver 'QMYSQL' is required by your current Akonadi
> server configuration and was found on your system.
> File content of '/home/n7dr/.config/akonadi/akonadiserverrc':
> [%General]
> Driver=QMYSQL
> Name=akonadi
> Host=
> Options="UNIX_SOCKET=/home/n7dr/.local/share/akonadi/socket-homebrew/mysql.
> socket" ServerPath=/usr/sbin/mysqld-akonadi
> StartServer=false

This looks wrong.
Basically it says that it is expecting a systemwide MySQL instance but the 
path in OPTIONS indicate a local setup (default).

No idea why that suddenly changed for you, but try this:
edit $HOME/.config/akonadiserverrc so that it has

And then try running
akonadictl restart

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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