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When I start Ubuntu 12.10, I see the message "System Program Problem..."
Modem Manager crashes and I can't view any web page.
I downloaded the latest modem-manager from ubuntu updates, but it also doesn't work.
Any idea?

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Yes I've had the same problem after update 12.10 (worked fine with 12.04).
My Solution downgrade modem-manager (to deb of 12.04)

download deb:
from (

and the install the old version:

sudo dpkg -i modemmanager_0.5.2.0-0ubuntu2_i386.deb

to prevent update to version 0.6.x lock the version in synaptic.
After downgrade I got the question for PIN immediately.

NOTE: Give ubuntu a change to repair, so keep in touch of update of 0.6.x version ;-)

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