Background - Please see Dual Boot Mint Linux cursor freezes on F541N (aka X541NA)- how to fix?
Now I am on Mint Linux 19 Cinnamon stable version and it was fine (keyboard cursor still freezes on hibernation or suspend , but that is a manageable issue for me) till yesterday, when there was a kernel update -The latest release of kernel 4.15.0-24.26-generic freezes my keyboard cursor and keyboard also (There was gnome control center update too but I am not sure if that can cause this problem)- this I discovered on booting my system today
Using Time Shift I rolled back to previous snap shot and it is fine
Now I am confused what I should do next time when a kernel update is available
Which is the best option and why?
Stick to the kernel that is fine for my laptop and ignore kernel updates forever (and face security risk)
or should I keep updating but always choose the kernel that works fine from the Grub menu advanced options (not sure if all kernel updates will be reflected there- it is supported till 2023 so one can expect many kernel updates )
or something else....??