I think the problems that you will run across deal more with integrated components. I've got an Intel DG965RY mobo, and it's run flawlessly with every live distro I've tried [usb distro, my cdrom drive doesn't work in Linux - but that's not the motherboard's fault]. The integrated ethernet hasn't worked, and I have yet to try out the integrated sound or video. The integrated video drivers are seemingly being worked on at intellinuxgraphics.org. It detects my SATA hard drive and I can use files from it. And obviously the usb works perfectly.
I'd wait for someone to answer who's more knowledgable on the subject just to be sure, but I have used this board first-hand and have had no problems with it [except you know integrated ethernet].
Last edited by powerwindows; 09-26-2006 at 04:33 AM.