no waveform or vu meter when recording (SOLVED)

I just installed Audacity on Windows XP professional. I get sound out of my speakers when playing my tape deck into the line in port of the sound card. I have set up everything properly as far as I know, but not able to record. What can I check? Any advice?

Check the Recording Input setting in the Device Toolbar.
Check in the Windows Mixer recording settings that the input that you wish to use is enabled, not muted and the recording level is turned up.

Thank you, I found that the Realtek Audio manager had the line in muted. That was the problem.