I just upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04 and I installed the nvidia proprietary drivers. After rebooting, I see the nvidia logo for a split second. Then the screen goes black and I end up at the console with a login prompt. Not sure why this happens? I would like to use the proprietary drivers so that I can use Kodi with accelerated graphics.
Looks like I was close. After installing the proprietary drivers, I had to blacklist the noveau drivers. Here's what I did:
Add the following lines:
blacklist nouveau blacklist lbm-nouveau options nouveau modeset=0 alias nouveau off alias lbm-nouveau off
Now restart and you should now have the nvidia drivers load and stay loaded.