I have got a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s with an UMTS module. I’m running Opensuse 12.1 with all updates done so far. Every time I do the log in to my KDE system a notifier pops up “SIM PIN Unlock required” which ask me to put my PIN number for the broadband device. Usually I have properly set up the mobile broadband connection with the KNetworkManager. In the KNetworkManager I have put&stored also the PIN already.
Does anyone know, how to avoid this notifier? Since I usually connect via LAN, this notifier is a bit annoying.
I don’t see the point either. If you use kWallet the way it should be used, you would have to enter kWallet’s password instead of the PIN. Everytime you boot your phone you have to enter it as well. Does that bother you? It’s all a matter of how secure you want to be, or rather how insecure you trust your stuff to be.
> Hi Everybody,
> I have got a Lenovo Thinkpad T420s with an UMTS module.
> Every time I do the log in
> to my KDE system a notifier pops up “SIM PIN Unlock required” which ask
> me to put my PIN number for the broadband device.
> Does anyone know, how to avoid this notifier?
Put the SIM in a phone and disable the PIN question there.
Then put it back to your device.
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I use Kwallet generally, that means for the network setting as well. The notifier is - I guess - not provoked by the kwallet tool.
I agree with you, that when I want to use the UMTS connection I should put my PIN. But it asks for that even when I do not access via umts. And the PIN is already store in the KDE plasma network manager.
Switching off the PIN security is not an option for me.
I must add a thing, that - I was not sure about it - I’m not using the knetworkmanager but the KDE plasma network manager for setting all network connection. And things are fine with that, apart from the annoying notifier.