Installing NVIDIA GTX 1080 drivers on Ubuntu 16.04

Installing graphics drivers on my lab computer proved to be more of an ordeal than I had originally anticipated. If you find yourself experiencing a mysterious issue where attempts at logging in after the initial Ubuntu installation result in simply returning to the login page with no error message, the issue may be due to the LightDM display manager, which is responsible for starting X servers, user sessions, and the login screen itself.

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