I've just installed Raspbian in my Raspberry Pi 3. It starts in command line mode.

I want to configure desktop boot using raspi-config (option 3). however when I try to save the configuration an error is displayed saying it's not possible code error 1 startx is not found as command in the s.o

  • Did you install raspbian or raspbian lite?
    – Ghanima
    May 2 '16 at 14:37

It seems you initially installed Raspbian Lite which does not come with a GUI by default. You at least need to install the package xinit (e.g. using apt-get install xinit) so that raspi-config can find startx.

But you very likely need to install more packages to get a usable GUI on Raspbian Lite, e.g. apt-get install lxde.


For Raspbian Stretch Lite it shows you to install the package lightdm. Once you install it should work

sudo apt-get install lightdm

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