Installed MySQL on FreBSD O/S 7.2

/usr/local/bin/mysqld_safe & fails to start server ===>

Code:
091230 00:03:00 mysqld_safe Logging to '/var/db/mysql/uf3.ax-lall.err'.
091230 00:03:00 mysqld_safe Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/db/mysql
091230 00:03:00 mysqld_safe mysqld from pid file /var/db/mysql/uf3.ax-lall.com.pid ended

mysql -v ===>
Code:
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/usr/tmp/mysql.sock'
how is this corrected?

Thanks!