When i try create profile or change settings in Wacom Tablet Settings, it brings up the settings window, along with a notification saying "Graphic Tablet error. Profile Default does not exist". I use now KDE4, GNOME works perfectly, tablet works,but i need change settings for left hand orientation

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Not sure what's up with the KDE4 control center... but a couple of other ways to accomplish it:

If it's OK to do it system-wide (for all users), you can plop it in the Xorg configuration by (as root) creating the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/55-local-wacom.conf with the contents:

Section "InputClass"
       Identifier "Wacom Left Handed"
       MatchDriver "wacom"
       Option "Rotate" "half"

I think there should be an empty xorg.conf.d directory by default, if not, you'll have to mkdir it.

Alternatively, you can also use the xsetwacom command-line tool. For example,

$ xsetwacom list devices
Wacom Bamboo 16FG 6x8 Pen stylus        id: 12  type: STYLUS    
Wacom Bamboo 16FG 6x8 Finger touch      id: 13  type: TOUCH     
Wacom Bamboo 16FG 6x8 Pad pad           id: 14  type: PAD       
Wacom Bamboo 16FG 6x8 Pen eraser        id: 16  type: ERASER    

$ xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo 16FG 6x8 Pen stylus" "Rotate" "half"
$ xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo 16FG 6x8 Finger touch" "Rotate" "half"
$ xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo 16FG 6x8 Pen eraser" "Rotate" "half"

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