Updating nvidia graphics
I have an ASUS K501LX-NB52 with Intel HD Graphics 5500 and also a GTX 950M.
My question is, is it safe to update to newest drivers from Ge Force Experience (Ge Force Game Ready Driver)?
If you experience one of the listed issues and have your own solution (mine didn't work, or there's a faster way), feel free to post another POLITE answer, describing your problem and how you fixed it.
For those stuck in login loop after installing the nvidia driver...
The Nvidia Graphics Driver will install 3D Vision components, an HD audio driver, Phys X System Software, or Ge Force Experience for instance when you don't select custom installation to turn these off.
please have a look at askubuntu.com/a/760469 it seems the nvidia drivers are not yet compatible with the latest kernel version.
You can also try the steps mentioned here askubuntu.com/a/761326, if you still want to install the nvidia drivers though... With nvidia drivers I always fallback on downloading and installing drivers from nvidia, following instructions in the runnable.
The following instructions walk you through the steps of installing only that driver and nothing else.
Please note that you need to be sure that you don't need any of the extra components, as they won't be installed.