Login screen changes resolution after a second

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – It' weird but my login screen on this laptop with arch always loads up at a lower resolution (larger font) then after like one second the screen refreshes into a higher res login. Didn't really know where to search for this issue, does anyone have any idea why it does that? There's also like a randomly red-purple colored T character around the top of the screen doesn't really bother me but maybe it's related somehow. Also I'm describing this in context of an alienware m15x with nvidia geforce GTX 260m And it's being driven by the nouveau pkg xf86-video-nouvea (HowTos)