I have an Nvidia GeForce 740M graphics card and an Intel Core i5-3337U 1.8Ghz processor in my Asus K56C laptop. I know this issue has happened to many others, but I tried all the solutions I could find and not single one worked for me.
So I tried to install Nvidia driver from Additional Drivers, and after installation and reboot I login and my screen goes black with only the mouse visible. I read some different solutions, but nothing seems to work!
Solutions I tried which didn't work, there is still a black screen after login:
⠀installing nvidia GT 740m driver on Ubuntu 13.10 get Black screen after login!
⠀Blank screen after installing nvidia restricted driver
And some others, but none seems to work, and at this point all I want is anything just so my driver works and I can again use Ubuntu! I also tried manually downloading the driver from the Nvidia website and installing it, but I had the same problem.