No, by green ticks I mean check marks in Monkey.
If you run Line6 Monkey, it should see the UX and give you green ticks for PF, Drivers, Firmware, ect.
You can download the newest Monkey here
A powered USB hub is a USB hub that has an adapter that plugs into your hour house current and provides the hub with supplementary USB power.
The thing with laptops is they are designed to conserve as much battery power as possible. So the standard power provided by a USB port on a well equipped desktop is typically far superior than a laptop our netbook.
I am just reminded of another thing to try. Does having your netbook plugged in make any difference?
I agree there is a warmth that analogue gear captures, and that is what digital modeling tries to emulate.
So if you are using the 4-track, how are you capturing the sound? mic's?
I used to record on a Yamaha 4 track. I would plug guitars, bass, and/or mic directly to it, or with pedals or a mic preamp. Can't count the times I tried to bounce a killer track to stereo or bounce a double track to one, all the while losing fidelity with each bounce.
All the while I was saving up for a digital "Studio in a Box" system. But I knew that pc's were going to close the gap on the capabilities.
My first DAW was Sony Acid, and I never looked back!!
I was doing ok with clean guitars, but had issues with trying to capture hi-gain, thus enter the PODxt bean The. I was effortless capturing what sounded like an amp cranked to 11 without disturbing anybody directly into a virtual unlimited tack recorder!!
Basically most of the popular DAW's have unlimited trax (for all intents and purposes) with no lose of fidelity during manipulation (or bouncing if needed).
I hope you get it sorted out. Because the difference between recording on a 4 track compared to a DAW with POD Farm will (IMHO) change your perspective.