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I have recently set up my RPi and everything seems to be good. However, I’m using 3.5.3 and the startx command does not seem to work. Can anyone please tell me how to recover it (in very simple language, please!)


I have NOT tried or tested this method. Found it on page linked below. Try it on your own risk

Go to following page for detailed instructions.

Instructions “in simple words” , derived from above page are below.


#Expand file system
sudo raspi-config

#update/upgrade system
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo reboot


sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xserver-xorg

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xinit

sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-ui-mods

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends raspberrypi-ui-mods lxterminal gvfs

sudo apt-get install lightdm

sudo reboot
sudo startx