thanks for the tip but unfortunatly it did not help much. I tried the things all the others sugested but still no effect.
I am using the college linux ditstro (slackware 9, 2.4 kernel). I managed to find the following file:
# $XConsortium: xinitrc.cpp,v 1.4 91/08/22 11:41:34 rws Exp $
# merge in defaults and keymaps
if [ -f $sysresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $sysresources
if [ -f $sysmodmap ]; then
if [ -f $userresources ]; then
xrdb -merge $userresources
if [ -f $usermodmap ]; then
# Turn off VERY annoying bell in X
xset b off
# Set mouse speed
xset m 3 8 # here I am playing with the values but no value i enter matters !!!
# Start the window manager:
well this is the only xinitrc file i could backtrack to blackbox. I know that blackbox has to use some file for the xset m parameters, because no matter the resolution the speed is the same.
The real funny thing is: I put the xset b off parameter to on and off to see if blackbox is using this file. and yes off means silence and happiness xset b on means lots of thee to calm down.
So It has to be the file.