Screen saver (powered down monitor) immediately after initial drum roll
Not sure if my subject line describes it well enough. To expand the issue a little:
I boot 7:10 no problems and get the initial short drum roll alerting me that it is time to enter my username. Within a second or less my monitor goes black and two little boxes stating "Digital" and "Analog" flash alternately a couple of times then the screen is completely dark and the power button flashes indicating that the monitor is in sleep/power saver mode. These features are built into the monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 932B). I notice them when the Windoze screen saver puts the PC in standby and kills the signal to the monitor (which then goes to sleep).
When I bump the mouse or press a key the screen and login dialog immediately reappear. Just as if I am waking the PC from a dark screen screen saver.
If you have made it through the above dissertation, here is my question:
Can I change the delay from the drum roll to screen saver initiation? If it is actually screen saver initiation. Not a real problem, just very strange.