Boot menu problem

My laptop running EndeavourOS/Xfce has suddenly started exhibiting strange behavior at boot time.

The initial boot menu appears listing the available kernels (current and lts) together with their fallbacks.

If I hit enter as soon as the boot menu appears, the system boots up as expected.

If I do nothing for a few seconds, the system just hangs and the keyboard becomes unresponsive to Enter, Up-Down arrows and even Ctrl-Alt-Del.

What’s happening and how do I fix this? Any suggestions welcome.


Something had set “reboot-for-bitlocker” in /efi/loader/loader.conf

Nuking that restored normal boot behavior.