Installed latest version 3.4, no mouse, firefox 19.0.2 not compiling, any advice or suggestions?

Justin Sherrill justin at
Wed May 8 11:24:29 PDT 2013

Scratch what I said about the mouse - put:


into /etc/rc.conf, and run

/etc/rc.d/moused start

and the mouse should work.  This is what I just had to do now,
experimenting manually.

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Justin Sherrill
<justin at> wrote:
> The errors that kept firefox from working would be useful, but in the
> meantime: You can download a pre-built (pkgsrc, not dports) version of
> firefox-19 with:
> (if you are on i386)
> (if you are on x86_64)
> pkg_radd
> For the mouse...  I'm guessing, but: look at your xorg.conf and set
> /dev/sysmouse for the pointer device?   If that doesn't work, maybe
> /dev/ums0 instead?
> On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 8:16 AM, Antonio Olivares
> <olivares14031 at> wrote:
>> Dear folks,
>> I am new to DragonFlyBSD, but with some experience in FreeBSD.  I read
>> the handbook about using pkgsrc which is somehow related to the ports
>> tree.  I did a git pull and pulled the ports tree and installed
>> successfully xfce via bmake install clean, but when I run startx,
>> mouse does not move, it is a usb mouse.  I want to install firefox so
>> I switch to
>> # cd /usr/pkgsrc/www/firefox
>> and run
>> # bmake install clean
>> and I get errors.
>> I am unfamiliar with pkgsrc as to update the tree, in FreeBSD, we use
>> portsnap fetch * to update the tree, but here I am kind of lost.  I
>> know that there exits dport but I prefer the ports tree structure so I
>> want to use pkgsrc but if there is an idiot proof way to install
>> firefox then I am all ears.
>> Thanks & Best Regards,
>> Antonio

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