ok i have to explain this a bit i guess.
i really hate working with linux to be honest.
i started with a ZX81, i build with my father around 1980.
so i am not a computer noob but i always hated working with linux.
i tried it in the late 90s for a week.... hated it... tried it again 8 years later... hated it.
DOS was bad enough.. i am a visual guy.
i rather cross a checkbox or doubleclick on an installer then having 5-6 commands i have to write on a prompt. strange i know.
just now i want to install a text editor like notepad++.
i have to spring to hoops and compile notepadqq for my raspberry.
sudo apt install -y qt5-qmake......... g5-dev libuchardet-dev libqt5webkit5-dev libqt5svg5-dev qttools5-dev-tools
git clone https://github.com/notepadqq/notepadqq.git
git checkout -f v1.4.8
./configure --prefix /usr --qmake /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/qt5/bin/qmake
sudo make install
just to get a text editor installed .... that is NOT userfriendly.
so why do i want a GUI. not for printing.
because i like to make edits with a graphical interface not the 1983 nano text editor.
i may want to try other programs on the raspbbery when i am not printing.
but i dont need the GUI running all the time.
i thought i could just start it on demand.
but the startx command does not work on the terminal (-bash: startx: command not found
i read that is used to start the GUI on linux (well im a linux noob. what i knew about linux i have long forgotten).
so i don´t know how to start the GUI on demand.