are you typing `kodi` or `Kodi`?
If you would like it to start at boot you can simply edit the `/etc/default/kodi` file and change the line `enabled=0` to `enabled=1`
Also to navigate kodi you may need to add kodi to the input group:
`usermod -a -G input kodi`
You can also use my project to install kodi, by choosing a custom install and only answering `y` to kodi
It will work out of the box with the latest Raspbian Lite Image ( I haven't tested with Pixel, but just for Kodi I wouldn't imagine any issues)
Repo is here: https://github.com/BaReinhard/Super-Sim ... er-Install
This install will include all the proper usermods required for Kodi to input