Thanks for your reply (took a little bit of a break)
I took a look into /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc and didn't see what you were asking
I have been trying to use the framebuffers but have been having some trouble. I figured I could use the same approach as X windows and replaced what I found in
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-fbturbo.conf
Section "Device" Identifier "PiSCreen" Driver "fbturbo" Option "fbdev" "/dev/fb1" EndSection
and then when I tried to get my program to launch I did this:
./myprogram -platform linuxfb LinuxFb:fb="/dev/fb1"
But am still not getting it to work. Any additional thoughts would be very welcome