The problem confirmed - although not necessarily involving TFI - and some possible fixes
a. Mark Surloff had the same problem as reported last time: a crash at startup after installing the driver and associated with Aladdin's StuffIt Deluxe TFI control panel. Bob Beatty had a similar confirmation.
b. Steve Riggs also had similar system crash problems on his PowerCenter Pro 210. However, he found that replacing his copy of Launcher fixed the problem. He has TFI installed and it did not cause a problem.
c. Mark Heninger was yet another victim of these crashes. Starting up with all extensions off eliminated the problem. However, he was unable to isolate a specific extension as a cause - beyond the Epson driver itself. The crashes occurred even with Aladdin's TFI control panel disabled.
d. Tom Porter had the crash problem on a 7100 and found that rebuilding the desktop cured it.
e. Peter Stremic had repeated crashes at startup on his PowerTower Pro 225 - after installing the new Epson driver. A clean install of the system software solved the problem for him.
f. Bill Morlitz similarly had "Finder bus errors" just as the desktop loaded. He solved it by deleting the StyleWriter extension that he had been using to deal with the "can't find the printer port" problem associated with the previous versions of the Epson driver.
The problem not confirmed
a. Jim Mahoney (on a 7500), Dan Stratton (on an 8500), Dave Crosby (on as PowerTools Infiniti 4200) all report no problems at all. Jim and Dan were both also using TFI.
b. Finally, Thomas Haller (of Aladdin Systems) writes that he was unable to reproduce the problem - with or without TFI installed - on his PowerTower Pro 225. However, he notes that he did not actually have an Epson printer attached; he just had the driver software installed. In any case, he requests that anyone suspecting that TFI is involved here, contact Aladdin at firstname.lastname@example.org.