More interesting settings in http://mescal.imag.fr/membres/arnaud.legrand/misc/init.php and https://github.com/dz/dotfiles/tree/master/emacsd/configs Common problems with Emacs can be solve by removing the .elc (compiled files) and recompiling them with byte-recompile-directory. For just one file we can use byte-compile-file.
Check for more seetings in: http://www.i3s.unice.fr/~malapert/org/tips/emacs_orgmode.html
.emacs main content
a soft linked copy of the .emacs file should be place in the home directory
cp -as ~/Dropbox/.emacs ~
The .emacs file will trigger the load and conversion of the init.org file and should contain the following lines in the begginning.