How do I use the hibernate power mode using the terminal?
I have never personally had a need to do that but have you tried:
sudo systemctl hibernate
That does not work.
what is the output of the command in the terminal?
systemctl status hibernate Unit hibernate.service could not be found.
I don’t think that is a legitimate systemd function.
I think it works.
I didn’t execute the command but tab autocompletion completed hibernate for me
Try one of these:
systemctl status hibernate.target systemctl status systemd-hibernate.service
So I was trying it on a vm (trying a new config before committing), and it works on my normal install. I wonder why it wouldn’t work on virtualbox.
Was the VM configured with hibernation support?
Through the calamares installer yes, but I haven’t taken any steps in vm settings to make sure it would work.