Black screen after updating nvidia driver

Updating the nvidia-driver on Linux (Mint) can lead to a black screen after boot. Here is how you can quickly revert to the previous working version:

Press Ctrl + Alt + F1 and log into a the virtual console with your username and password (If that does not work, boot first into recovery mode, then resume boot and then log into the console):

# list available nvidia drivers
$ ubuntu-drivers devices

# install last working driver from the list
$ sudo apt install nvidia-driver-520

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