Just a couple quick ideas, going from memory here -- if you still have the problem tomorrow, I'll look into detail into what my first suggestion is and post some more:
1 - Read up on your boot-loader (LILO or GRUB) and see about pci= options you might be able to specify on the boot prompt, or 'append' into the boot command from the boot-loader, something about forcing detection of devices. Sorry I can't be more precise at the moment, but I will look into it as I said.
2 - Just an idea, but have you tried editing your xorg.conf and specifying a(nother) specific "BusID" in the device section for (the) card? Replace the BusID PCI:5:0:0 (or add it) with another bus address, and see if it picks up on another card. (It may be easier to install only one card at a time, in each of the different slots, and then check lspci, scanpci, lsdev, and lshw to get a fix on the exact bus addresses of each slot).
NOTE: if you don't have LSHW you can get it from Sourceforge.net.
Best of luck