Updating to a new linux kernel
It is hard to keep the site running and producing new content when so many people block ads.Please consider donating money to the nix Craft via Pay Pal/Bitcoin, or become a supporter using Patreon.- you are running the latest kernel when the first option in grub boot menu is selected.Your older kernel versions are still available under grub's Advanced Options menu.
I created a shell script that searches for more recent kernel versions and shows them as options to be installed.
Performance & battery life increased, while temperatures dropped a few degrees.
My issue of a black screen when resuming from standby has also disappeared.
If not, search around and I'm sure you'll find a tutorial you can follow such as this one.
(note that I haven't checked that one thoroughly so be wary as kernels are dangerous beasts) None of the above answers satisfied my problem of manually update the kernel to the latest stable version.