I would expect this to work - the running of the LCD and touchscreen is done by the GPU firmware, and there is a custom framebuffer driver in our Linux kernel tree to create a FB based on that. If the LCD is attached that is the display that is used. If your distro of choice doesn;t work with the LCD, then not sure what they have done to break it.
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