Originally Posted by OrqwithVagrant
EDIT: Small addendum - console went black when exiting out of X. Fortunately, I'd edited my xorg.conf beforehand, and typing "startx" blind brought me back into X with the closed driver. Ctrl-Fx-ing now gives a readable console but with horisontal lines of random "noise".
Use the kernel parameter "vga=normal" in your bootmanager. This should fix the black-screen-problem.