ReillyBrogan Since I posted this issue, every week I’ve been trying to solve this by just installing Nvidia drivers (hoping they’ve been fixed), ending up with an unrecoverable system, then needing to reinstall my OS afterwards (I always back up my data on an external drive beforehand of course). Yesterday I hadn’t seen your comment and I again, like every weekend, installed Nvidia drivers and ended up with a broken system. I couldn’t be bothered to re-install it yesterday, so I postponed until today.
I decided today to look at the forums and noticed your comment. When I re-installed before with Nvidia drivers, I used to install the OS, reboot, update the system, then install Nvidia drivers. When I install the Nvidia drivers on the weekend, I always do a full system update before. Today, however, when I was re-installing my system, I forgot to update and immediately downloaded Nvidia drivers. My system then booted perfectly fine. I then did a system update, rebooted, and my system works fine.
I am unable to test your recommendation (I know that I am using lightdm on Budgie btw), since my system works fine now with Nvidia drivers. It seems all that I needed to do was to install the drivers before updating. If my system breaks later on, I’ll let you know.