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Ok, so I put the this line of code in /etc/rc.local...
x11vnc -rfbauth /home/admin/vncpass -forever -bg
but the program is still not starting up when I hit runlevel 5. I copied and pasted the exact same line in bash to see if the command simply had some syntax error I wasn't seeing, but the command worked fine. Last but not least, I looked through all my system logs, but none of them are reporting any errors. Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
I used ps aux | grep x11vnc to check if it was running, and it is not. Also, I followed ygloo's sugjestion and put the full path in rc.local, rebooted, and did ps again, and its still not running. I can start it manually, but I want to set it up as a headless server.