Getting [FAILED] - Failed to start NVidia Persistence Daemon. And the screen went black with the cursor blinking in 20.04.
My videos were getting stuck and not playing properly in the VLC. So, I tried to update the Nvidia driver. I went to the Additional Drivers tab, it had "using (proprietory, tested) selected by default, but I selected the second option which was having just (proprietory) and clicked apply changes. I got the dialog box to give a secure boot password and I gave it. Upon restart, I got a small blue box with options "Continue to boot", Open MDK, and one more option. I chose "Continue to boot". And the system started to boot but got stuck with a cursor blinking in black screen. It's not successfully booting. I searched this forum and as suggested in other posts, tried to disable the Secure boot option and restarted again. This time, I pressed Ctl + Alt + F1 and I could see the statuses. In that I saw the message [FAILED] - Failed to start NVidia Persistence Daemon. And the screen went black with the cursor blinking.
I don't get the GRUB screen to go to the terminal mode to uninstall or update the driver. How can I fix it? Please suggest.