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I have my Wacom Bamboo tablet working fine under Fedora 14 but would like to switch it from right- to left-handed.

How can this be done?

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What do you mean by left-handed? You want applications on the right and shutdown on the left? –  phunehehe Jan 6 '11 at 16:04
    
I mean write on the tablet using my left hand with all the tablet buttons on the right-hand side (so they're not pressed accidentally). –  Nick Pierpoint Jan 7 '11 at 11:36

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Use xsetwacom.

Basically, you'll want to list your current configuration, then re-configure the buttons to be the opposite way around, e.g. what button 1 did, button 4 should be (or whatever).

You could also try using xinput.

Something like:

$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Wacom Bamboo 2FG Finger pad               id=11   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Wacom Bamboo 2FG Finger touch             id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]

$ xinput get-button-map "Wacom Bamboo 2FG Finger pad"
1 2 3 4 5 6 7

$ xinput set-button-map "Wacom Bamboo 2FG Finger pad" 3 2 1 4 5 6 7

Do you also need to remap the x and y axes?

Final thought: what happens if you go to System->Preferences->Mouse? Maybe changing it to left handed has some effect?

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