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Adding scripts to  boot sequence in Linux

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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I need some help from a Linux expert perhaps SUSE Linux expert, I have a system that Im trying to get 2 applications to auto start in run level 3 and 5.

the OS is Suse Linux Enterprise 11 with SP1, the applications  I want to run are
Tomcat and a Java application.
the 2 applications are in the /opt/mydir directory, they each have a start script that work if i execute them from within the directory.
I have created a script that will execute the 2 startup scripts and placed them in /etc/init.d/
I created an S09 and a K01for linked to the tomcat start script in rc3.d and rc5.d, my issue is that if I execute the  S09 script tomcat starts however rebooting the system does not start the apps.
I really need help with this one have tried several times but cant seam to get it to run, I have both Gnome and KDE versions of the desktop manager same issue with both.
if anyone know what I'm doing wrong or perhaps whats the correct way of doing this I would be forever in your dept.  
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