I found this good article about getting Raspbian Jessie Lite to boot with GUI.   I found that I also had to run

sudo apt-get install xorg

to finally get it to work.

[SOLVED] Controlling Astroprint directly from installed Pi?

Been looking around and can’t seem to find an answer. I have Astroprint installed and working on a Raspberry Pi on my Taz5 printer. I’m wondering if it’s possible to control the astroprint software directly from the Pi, with a monitor, keyboard and mouse connected to the Raspberry Pi that’s running the Astroprint software.