The following (originally from someone Kurt ) works like a charm:
sudo bash cd /tmp wget ftp://ftp.cis.upenn.edu/pub/xv/xv-3.10a.tar.gz wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/png-mng/xv-3.10a-jumbo-patches-20050501.tar.gz wget http://bok.fas.harvard.edu/debian/xv/xv-3.10a-jumbo20050501-1.diff.gz tar xvzf xv-3.10a.tar.gz tar xvzf xv-3.10a-jumbo-patches-20050501.tar.gz gzip -d xv-3.10a-jumbo20050501-1.diff.gz cd xv-3.10a patch -p1 < ../xv-3.10a-jumbo-fix-patch-20050410.txt patch -p1 < ../xv-3.10a-jumbo-enh-patch-20050501.txt patch -p1 < ../xv-3.10a-jumbo20050501-1.diff apt-get install libxt-dev libc6-dev xlibs-dev libjpeg62-dev libtiff4-dev libpng12-dev make cp xv /usr/local/bin
The xv-3.10a-jumbo20050501-1.diff.gz file you can get from Thomas Ulich, who also caches Kurt's page :
If you're using Compiz, you can remove Windows decorations for XV by specifying:
any & !(class=XVroot)
in (ccsm)'s "Window Decoration" section. I use that to carry around grabbed sections of the screen.