ellissteve1313; Oh me Oh my !
Ok .. the command "startx" is only applicable in some desktops and as well, in order to start any desktop; one must have a means to not only start that graphical layer, one must also have a means to access that layer.
So once more .. what desk top are we talking about ?? there are literally hundreds of desk tops out there !
Do you have xserver available in that install ? .. do you have the xorg package installed ??? .. and by the way .. what distribution and version are we now in reference to ?
@deadflowr - great minds think alike , but me --I am a goat head !
if we do not know we can not help