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=== Optimus Technology ===
 
=== Optimus Technology ===
Most notebooks that run Windows 7 have the so called [http://www.nvidia.com/object/optimus_technology.html Optimus Technology] (NVidia) or Hybrid Graphics technology (ATI) onboard. This is meant to increase battery life, by automatically switching of the powerfull graphics card when it's not needed. However, FlightGear needs it all the time, even if Optimus says it doesn't! This miscommunication results in low framerates (because your computer will run Flightgear on the weak onboard processor).
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Most notebooks that run Windows 7 have the so called [http://www.nvidia.com/object/optimus_technology.html Optimus Technology] (NVidia) or Hybrid Graphics technology (ATI) onboard. This is meant to increase battery life, by automatically switching of the powerfull graphics card when it's not needed. However, FlightGear needs it all the time, even if Optimus says it doesn't! This miscommunication results in low framerates (because your computer will run Flightgear on the weak onboard processor) and often FlightGear will quit with the following error:
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Unknown exception in the main loop. Aborting...
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Possible cause: Not enough space
    
To make use of the powerful graphics card, perform the following steps:
 
To make use of the powerful graphics card, perform the following steps:

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