I have a RPI 3 that I bought a year ago, and I have only used the HDMI out 3 times. After I worked on setting it up, I unplugged the HDMI until today. It gets through the text on the boot up, but never goes to the GUI.
But I can SSH into a command prompt with putty. And the RPI ends up on a fsck command on the main partition. And it always ends up fixing a dirty bit "0x41".
Even Xtightvnc runs and I can use VNC viewer to make a virtual screen. I really want the HDMI output back working. Any help is appreciated.