Bug#354147: tasksel: Tasksel should pre-install alsa-utils package
Quoting Eduardo Neves Heleno Silva (email@example.com):
> Package: tasksel
> Version: 2.40
> Severity: wishlist
> The alsa-utils should probably be installed by default with the Desktop Task: The main reason I find this is that it
> contains the alsactl program which stores alsa sound levels. Without this package installed, the sound is muted
> after a boot (quickly fixed by just installing it).
I second this request.