8 years ago
  Biostar (Motherboard)
  Mint (older version)
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

Everything works fine except for the USB 3 controller.

The following USB 3.0 devices work fine, at USB 3.0 speeds:

ADATA C103 flash drive

Western Digital Elements SE 500 GB external drive

Mediasonic HD3-SU3 2.5" drive enclosure

What doesn't work:

The USB 3.0 controller integrated into the motherboard (ASMedia ASM1042) seems to be picky about devices under Linux.

Such devices do not work at all. dmesg gives:

usb 9-2: Device not responding to set address.
usb 9-2: Device not responding to set address.
usb 9-2: device not accepting address 21, error -71
hub 9-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 2

The following devices presented problems:

Vantec CB-ISATAU3 IDE/SATA drive adapter (it would sometimes work if another USB device was connected first or if the connected drive was spinning first, then plugged in) - bug filed, https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43279 - initially it seemed like it was the device, not the controller

Kingston FCR-HS3 flash memory reader (does not work at all)

Additional notes:

Board able to unlock 4th core on Phenom II X3 B73 creating a "Phenom II X4 973".