Amazon had these monitors on sale for like $21 dollars, so I canceled the order of a 3.5 inch display in favor of this one because it is bigger and has higher resolution. I did not realize that it did not go through the HDMI port, or that I would not be able to find any information on how to set this particular monitor up. It only connects through the GPIO pins on the pi board. I found drivers PiTFT drivers and a framebuffer copy tool through adafruit. I have two questions so far.
1: Will the PiTFT driver be compatable with other TFT monitors? I'm kind of doubting this.
2: I found instructions for a manual install of operating systems. The only question I have is about the overlay at the end of the process to set in the config file.
# Watterott RPi-Display 2.8"
That is the setting for that particular monitor. Would I be able to get more speed out of the monitor than that with the frame buffer tool? The monitor is the one in the subject title, not the one after the hash tag. I just copied that along with the code in case that information would be helpful for someone reading this.