Does not record

Hi! I just installed ardour on my computer. I’m running Mint 7 on an Acer Aspire 6930. Ardour appears to be capturing my mic input; when I create a track I can talk into the microphone and watch the level meter move. However when I press the record button the level meters cease moving and it doesn’t seem to record anything. Any hints as to what I might be doing wrong?

Please disregard; got it sorted out myself.