How to fix NVIDIA GTX 1060 and blank screen after install drivers on LM 18.1

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How to fix NVIDIA GTX 1060 and blank screen after install drivers on LM 18.1

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This is just a note about how after installing linux mint and then installing the NVIDIA drivers how I got a blank screen on reboot and how I fixed it.

Some background: I have an MSI GTX 1060 and installed LM 18.1. Installing was a breeze and as advised I installed the NVIDIA drivers. However on reboot I got a blank screen.

Some googling led to applying the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset" to /etc/defaults/grub (and grub-update), but I still got a blank screen.

I was about to give up when I found another suggestion and added

GRUB_GFXMODE=1280x1024x24 to the same file. After grub-update everything has been fine.

Hope this helps someone

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