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what is the error it is giving you? i was getting a bunch of those when i first installed it too. most of them were because i didn't select the correct settings for my monitor. you can change it in xf86config if you know your settings,..
Distribution: Debian and Gentoo (likely to change soon)
The error messages for X can be found at /var/log/XFree86.0.log, you don't have to reboot to see those...
"No screens found" usually means that either you don't have a monitor/graphics card configured at all, or they are configured improperly.
Try using the command "dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" as root to properly configure your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, which is where your X config is stored. You'll need to know what driver your graphics card uses, the amount of RAM in kb that it has and the vertical and horizontal refresh rates for your monitor. The rest should be easy IIRC (I recently uninstalled Debian because of a screwed up dist-upgrade, have to reinstall it sometime)
I don't know how to find the correct drivers for your graphics card, to get the RAM just multiply the amount of RAM in MB by 1024, and to find the refresh rates just search google for your monitor's name and model.