I am very new to this, and have just struggled 
through many occurrences of the same sort of thing.

During installation i had used the "third" 
xf86config option, which can also be run
from the command line after installation.
(This is the thing which asks questions 
about horizontal and vertical rates etc.)
I could never get anything to work using
this, but i really didnt know the answers
to many of the questions.

I came across an archived email that 
strongly recommended using the
xf86cfg -textmode option.
This worked perfectly for me the first time,
and I have not had any of these "no screens"
messages since.

The xf86cfg -textmode is a screen based
selection, and I felt it led me through
in a much easier way.

If you have already installed freeBSD,
I think you can get into it by going through
/stand/sysinstall then selecting
XFree86 (configure XFree86 Server), then
selecting the second option, xf86cfg -textmode

I hope this helps a bit.

--- Sandbox Video Productions <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I type "startx" and i get this msg before it
> terminates
> XFree86 Version 4.3.0
> Release Date: 27 February 2003
> X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
> Build Operating System: FreeBSD 4.10 i386 [ELF] 
> Build Date: 29 April 2004
>       Before reporting problems, check
> http://www.XFree86.Org/
>       to make sure that you have the latest version.
> Module Loader present
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==)
> default setting,
>          (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II)
> informational,
>          (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not
> implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Fri Jan
>  1 00:57:41 1999
> (EE) Unable to locate/open config file
> (EE) Error from xf86HandleConfigFile()
> Fatal server error:
> no screens found
> When reporting a problem related to a server crash,
> please send
> the full server output, not just the last messages.
> This can be found in the log file
> "/var/log/XFree86.0.log".
> Please report problems to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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