I just installed Spacemacs v.0.300.0 but the following Spacemacs keybindings from this link do not exist: https://www.spacemacs.org/layers/+emacs/org/README.html#key-bindings

The Key Binding tables say:

SPC a o l   org store link
SPC m i l   org-insert-link

How to trouble shoot this? There are no install instructions so I was expecting it to work out of the box.

I am using Emacs 27.2 with Evil Spacemacs v.0.300.0 and Ivy on Linux.


Maybe has something to do with this error in *dotfile-test-results*:

FAIL: with-eval-after-load

The error is generated by command dotspacemacs/sync-configuration-layers (SPC f e R) when this line is added to dotspacemacs-configuration-layers:

(with-eval-after-load 'org)

as described in https://develop.spacemacs.org/layers/+emacs/org/README.html#important-note

  • Spacemacs has effectively dropped support for master and release tags. Almost every user has switched to develop branch (less bugs, better support). Have you tried that?
    – TerryTsao
    Dec 27, 2021 at 2:00
  • @TerryTsao, That's news to me. I will give develop branch a try.
    – wolfv
    Dec 28, 2021 at 3:14
  • There is also separate documentation for the develop branch develop.spacemacs.org/layers/+emacs/org/README.html#org-mode. However, it seems that those keybindings should be available in the master and develop branches. So you probably did not install the org layer yet. (B.t.w., for quick answers, the Spacemacs gitter usually is quite active). Dec 29, 2021 at 3:26
  • @dalanicolai, M-x org-version prints: Org mode version 9.5.1 (9.5.1-g36086a @ /home/wolfv/.emacs.d/elpa/27.2/develop/org-9.5.1/) Does that mean org layer is installed?
    – wolfv
    Dec 30, 2021 at 4:55
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    I guess it does, because it shows that org gets installed from elpa. I realize now that you placed the line (with-eval-after-load 'org) in dotspacemacs-configuration-layers, so that is not right indeed. You should only add simply org there. The (with-eval-after-load 'org) should be placed in dotspacemacs/user-config and only if you want to configure some org variables. If you have more question about this, then better ask it on the Spacemacs gitter... usually quicker response, and no long converstions here... Dec 30, 2021 at 15:13

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The problem was caused by me adding this to dotspacemacs-configuration-layers:

(with-eval-after-load 'org)

As dalanicolai suggested, I replaced that line with a simple org:


Now Spacemacs keybindings work as expected.

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