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[Bug 668838] SIM PIN unlock impossible

--- Comment #20 from Holger Sickenberg <holgi@xxxxxxxxxx> 2011-07-12 14:22:23
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(In reply to comment #18)
Actually, it looks like the old ModemManager doesn't store the PIN anywhere.
The difference may just be that the new version is more aggressive about
inputting the PIN code when it's getting errors from the modem. Most likely
this is because there are modems where it's hard to tell if you need to input
the PIN or not, so the safest option is to just provide it.

The PIN is not stored anywhere, apparently because specs require it to be
entered manually. Additionally, it's impossible to identify the SIM card prior
to entering it, so an automatic storage mechanism has no reliable way to
associate PIN numbers with SIM cards. However, according to the upstream
mailing list, it's often possible to identify the *modem* and associate the
with that, which is good enough for most users.

For me the PIN is stored with the connection Data of Network Manager. Starting
an connection is possible if I just click cancel at the PIN & root-password
request windows.

For versions of openSUSE I never had this behavior before (was using 11.3 &

There's code to do just this in the upstream git repository. It might be
possible to adapt it as a patch.

Could please you provide me the output from the following commands:

rpm -q ModemManager
rpm -q --changelog ModemManager | head -20

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