I am facing an issue where I am unable to successfully install the NVIDIA Graphics card driver v. 384.130 (proprietary, tested) on my Ubuntu 16.04.1 system (kernel 4.13.0-45 generic, x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) through the “Additional Drivers” software. My computer is a HP Omen laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB). To my understanding, there are many who face this issue, and after days with attempting to install, I am no closer to a solution.
The problem arrises after the installation has completed and I perform a reboot. I am then stuck at the login screen. Normally, I have automatic login, but I am now asked to enter my password. When I enter the password, the system re-directs me back to the login screen and I am unable to login properly.
Why does this happen and what can I do to successfully install this driver for my graphics card?