The laptop which I name ‘Klystron’, received a Kernel Update on July 7. This brought its kernel version to
4.4.0-30-generic as far as I can tell.
Prior to this update, one of the problems the laptop was still experiencing, was due to its Realtek WiFi chip-set, and the kernel module ‘RTL8723BE’. It had a malfunction in how it was connecting to my WiFi, which should have set in twice again, since July 7, according to earlier observations I had made. This bug had become quite predictable.
But since the latest kernel update, this malfunction has not been taking place anymore.
So I would say, that this kernel update was a huge, welcome success.
A separate question I have not yet answered, was whether its Suspend Behavior has also been corrected. This will be slightly more complicated for me to test, because as the above posting suggests, I had adapted a script, which seems to correct it. If the problem had been resolved in the kernel update, my script would simply not do anything. And the end result would remain, that the problem is not apparent.
In order to see whether the kernel update actually resolved that issue, I would first need to disable my script, and then try a few Suspend Cycles, since this problem was also not taking place with 100% consistency.
I have not yet committed myself to doing that.