: : I do have xv 3.00c compiled and working under Solaris 2.3 . I'm
: : hesitant to supercede xv V2.21 because I find the picture quality
: : to be much more grainy in appearance that V2.21. Is there some
: : control I'm supposed to play with to get the display clearer?
: : Has anyone else observed this?
: Have you tried the '-8' option ?????
Yes, I got several responses via email. The problem lay in XV
trying to use 24-bit mode by default. I was unable to figure out
how to create an app-defaults file which xv would read, so I opted
instead to compile 'force8' and 'owncmap' as true which seems to
produce the best results. I'm still also unclear as to the difference
between 'owncmap' and 'perfect' options, but they both seem to work.