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

Justin Sherrill justin at
Wed May 8 19:17:27 PDT 2013

Adding firefox from the URLs above will work the same for you as
building it - just won't take as long.  Why it's failing to build I
don't know, but if we can just install the prebuilt binary, it'll get
you what you want.

I thought my moused idea was it; I had to do it today when setting up
a virtual install.  I suppose trying my earlier idea of changing
xorg.conf's mouse entry to ums0 or sysmouse may do it.  It's probably
already sysmouse.

If you cd to /usr and type 'make', you will see all the options for
getting new src or pkgsrc files.

On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 4:29 PM, Antonio Olivares
<olivares14031 at> wrote:
> moused_enable="YES"
> 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.
> Antonio
> 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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