You are not the only one who has experienced the “drm_kms_helper panic” This error message can come from a number of sources, including a hosed update, hardware failure, or missing partitions or drives. Regardless of the source, identifying the issue is essential to fixing it. Luckily, this problem is usually solvable, but there are steps you can take to fix the problem.
If the problem persists, contact your system manufacturer to request a new kernel. You may also have to give more information about your machine, such as the version of Linux Mint you’re using. If you are unsure about your system’s exact status you can disable KMS by adding ‘nomodeset” kernel parameter to your kernel. This will resolve the problem and prevent it from recurring.