Ubuntu – Blank screen after installing nvidia restricted driver


I've installed the current nvidia restricted driver and rebooted my machine and now I get a black or blank screen.

How can I fix this?

Best Answer

  • Remove all Nvidia-related packages

    1. Log in to a terminal: Ctrl+Alt+F1 (terminal is visible with a blank screen)

    2. sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-*

    Start from scratch

    1. sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xserver-xorg-video-nv

    Reinstall everything

    1. sudo apt-get install nvidia-common
    2. sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
    3. sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core

    Reconfigure the X server

    1. sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    Source: Ubuntu Wiki

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