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you've not said anythign about what interface you are using.. gnome, kde, windowmaker, blackbox, fluxbox, pekwm, ion, xfce, xpde, waimea, openbox, metacity... but adding entries to ~/.xsession should load on most window managers
writing init scripts is not a particuarly easy thing. most daemon based software or other software relevant to be using an init script will generally have it's own. i would not advocate writing your own. instead just enter the shell commands you want into /etc/rc.local like i have laready said. there is no way to specifically check what has loaded and what hasn't...