We have validated the support and provide drivers for this motherboard using Microsoft* Windows* 7 and Microsoft* Windows* 8. In this case you could check if the issue occurs when using the drivers we provide using any of those operating systems.
Alternatively, you can check directly with your Linux* distributor for support on this platform and the drivers being used.
Thanks Diego for your response. Is there any support from Intel with the linux operating system? I was under the impression that linux was typically well supported with Intel products. I will try to replicate the problem on Windows, but I feel it has to do with the Intel supported open source drivers and/or motherboard firmware.