SSH startx command not working


I’m trying to connect to my Raspberry Pi 3B+ with PiSound and Patchbox OS installed through SSH in my terminal. I’m able to connect, but when I try to run the startx command to get to the desktop environment, I get the following error:

XOrg X Server 1.20.4
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 4.15.0-99-generic armv8l Raspbian
Current Operating System: Linux patchbox 5.4.72-v7+ #1356 SMP Thu Oct 22 13:56:54 BST 2020 armv7l
Kernel command line: coherent_pool=1M 8250.nr_uarts=0 snd_bcm2835.enable_compat_alsa=0 snd_bcm2835.enable_hdmi=1 snd_bcm2835.enable_headphones=1 bcm2708_fb.fbwidth=1280 bcm2708_fb.fbheight=720 bcm2708_fb.fbswap=1 vc_mem.mem_base=0x3ec00000 vc_mem.mem_size=0x40000000 console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty1 root=PARTUUID=6e0baf53-02 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline rootwait
Build Date: 27 August 2020 08:51:48AM
xorg-server 2:1.20.4-1+rpt2+deb10u1 (Debian -- Support)
Current version of pixman: 0.36.0
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Markers: (–) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: “/var/log/Xorg.0.log”, Time: Sat May 8 22:53:36 2021
(==) Using system config directory “/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d”
modprobe: FATAL: Module g2d_23 not found in directory /lib/modules/5.4.72-v7+

Using an HDMI works, but I perfer to use SSH connection for convenience if I can get it working. Thanks for the help!

Even though it says FATAL, it seems to only be some warning and it doesn’t seem to impact the X server at all.

After you run startx, use VNC Viewer or a compatible client to connect to the device.

For anyone still getting stuck with this issue. I found these two posts helpful for getting startx and VNC viewer up and running.

Also, running sudo startx seemed to hang it for VNC connection.

You should just run startx without sudo.

Hi thanks for your response. Yes, that’s what I thought as well. I tried a few different things to get it to work but ultimately sudo startx was the only thing that would allow me to connect with my VNC? This is what my terminal reads out when I just run startx

Here’s my patchbox info
In case that helps? I also downloaded the latest image as well.