Rpi Parrot Has no GUI

Briefly describe your issue below:
I wrote Parrot to a microsd card, and it boots but after I login there’s no GUI, just a terminal.

What version of Parrot are you running? (include version, edition, and architecture)
What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)
I wrote the img to a microsd.
Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:

Yes , That one is headless image

For GUI ; wait

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfgcgQKV_8Q This video shows a GUI though?

If that were incorrect though, do you know of any eta for the GUI?

Very Old one
That one is old image of Parrot Rpi


Alright so why couldn’t I use that one? Do you have a link?

No, better is you don’t use
Have too much bugs && very old , so as per considering Security also ,
Better is don’t use

If you want GUI in your Current Installed headless image , Best way wait

Or use Not standard Way
[Future readers You may Don’t Follow This]

 sudo apt install lxde* sddm gdm3 && reboot 

After that , boot up and see what you get GUI?

Manually type also

 sudo service gdm3 start 
  1. There is an issue with lightdm armhf package , devs trying to solve
    When. Work done Your get official Parrot RPI with GUI

    And Yes , Ping me If you get GUI ,of course it will ugly but ok😁🤣
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As far as I know, our developer are building and testing new version of Rasp img. Please be patient. Only building new test img takes hours (sad)

i have same issue

After it rebooted and i put in “sudo service gdm3 start” it stood in console mode with a blinking cursor infinitely.

Ohk ,
After reboot. Did you not get login screen?

Service sddm start

If login is stuck as same before , then

startxfce | startlxde

I forget to tell you install xorg​:confounded::confounded:

apt install xorg xfce* -y
And then reboot && followe upper commands


It asks to choose a display manager, either “gdm3”, “lightdm”, or “sddm”. I haven’t rebooted yet, this is right after I put in “apt install xorg xfce* -y”. Which one should I choose?

For now sddm

Yeah that got the gui working. Thanks!

Also , plz report all things
Which you going to face in this GUI

Whenever it turns on, I must type “startxfce4” to start the GUI. Is there a way to make it so this automatically happens?

Yes ,but You may keep use this one

Officially GUI not Supported , it’s headless image ,but i installed to you xfce

For your Temporary work not get stuck

Well Ohk we should create service , but i think
Xfce GUI is not Beautiful ,

I will give you LxQt and I3 hybrid [ Experimental but superb looking ]

Hi All,

I am having the same issue - No GUI - and… I cannot find the packages mentioned above?

I have an internet connection and can ping

any help to access a graphical user interface, would be greatly appreciated.

Danke Schoen

here’s some more information.

version n blah

to be honest, I’m a bit of a noob. But haz some knowledge and skills.

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