Fedora :: Cannot Login After Security Update

Sep 13, 2009

Yesterday, I updated my system with the latest security update and other software updates. Following the update, I am not able to log into the system after restart.As usual, I was prompted with the login page which looks as per normal. I chose my login id and entered my password. It brings me briefly to my desktop showing only my wallpaper (without any upper and bottom taskbars/panels). Then the screen went blank and the login page appeared again.I entered the login id and password, was shown the desktop wallpaper, screen went blank and the login page appeared. This continues over and over and over. After multiple tries and with some luck, I am able to log in as per normal.What seems to be the problem?

1. How do I check the system for errors?
2. How do I check which update has been updated?
3. Is there any way for me to restore to its original state (I migrated from FC10 to FC11 via yum update)?

The only other change apart from the security update is that I installed wine - which has been uninstalled the moment I was able to re-logged in.I attach the details of my grub.conf file below which I hope could be of some useful info.

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Aug 18, 2010

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Sep 10, 2009

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Oct 20, 2009

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Nov 10, 2009

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At that point I had nothing to lose and just started messing with the Fedora sshd_config. I also noticed in the config that the commented AuthorizedKeys file had dropped the 2 off the end, so I tried changing that as well. Still nothing. Password based logins work, but I really don't want to go that route. Now I can only think of two possibilities. One, some sshd_config setting is wrong and I don't know what it is. Two, there's some package that's required for key based logins that I accidentally unchecked during the install process. That's about all I can come up with. Here's my sshd_config, I tried to just set everything back to default.

#Port 22
#AddressFamily any
#ListenAddress ::

# Disable legacy (protocol version 1) support in the server for new
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Sep 8, 2009

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Nov 15, 2009

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Feb 2, 2010

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I took little real threat by the offense.

(1) my system does not allow root to login and

(2) it would cut them off sooner than later when my system issued the stop command.

fast forward

Today I log in to find that all of my log files, as viewed from the gnome log file viewer, were empty of entries from about noon yesterday and prior.

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Mar 25, 2009

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