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

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Wed May 8 13:29:07 PDT 2013

is already in /etc/rc.conf and I ran
# rcenable moused start
and it says that it is already started.  I run startx and mouse
pointer is at center and does not move :(

I will try to add the firefox again, but I want to build it with
pkgsrc.  How do I sync again the new files to see if I can get the
20.0.1 version of firefox?

a git pull within /usr/pkgsrc/ directory as root?
I apologize for asking since I am more acustomed to running portsnap
fetch extract.. from freebsd ports system.

Best Regards && Thanks for advice to all who have provided feedback/advice.


On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Justin Sherrill
<justin at> wrote:
> Scratch what I said about the mouse - put:
> moused_enable="YES"
> 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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