Good evening, everybody!
This fix absolutely BEGS for the obvious question: How in the first place can you type a terminal command, if all you have is a BLANK screen? (remember that the whole "botched driver" thing is that you start with a non-working screen in the first place.)
What worked for me after the fglrx ATI driver messed my screen into a blank void:
1. When GRUB boots, select Linux Mint - recovery mode.
2. Select the option that "remounts" the filesystem.
3. Wait a couple of minutes for all the services to load (that "mountall: Plymouth" thing takes ages)
4. Log in with your username / password when asked.
5. Ramp-up into ROOT superuser mode by typing in the "$" prompt: "sudo su -". If asked, type your password again.
6. The prompt will change from $ to # (ROOT mode).
7. Type the following and don't mind the commands that bite back:
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# apt-get remove --purge fglrx
# apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-radeon
# apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-dri
# apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core
# dpkg --reconfigure xserver-xorg
# rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# reboot now
The PC will reboot. Under GRUB select the normal Linux Mint boot mode. And voilà
You have your lovely Mint 12 as before the ATI drivers messed up your Linux experience.
Please add corrections and improvements to this. I'm still new at Linux.