Does the command.... tail -f /var/log/messages... respond to the connection of USB 2.0 devices with data describing the item connected in the arch 2.6.3 kernel?
In other words, is it a viable command in arch? If nothing happens when the device is connected, what could be the problem?
tail -f /var/log/messages will just show you the end of your messages file (f=follow in case it is updated with ne info), which will have some usb stuff in it if you have hotplug running and you just plugged in your usb device. I think you want to 'pacman -S hotplug' and then add it to the end of your daemons line in /etc/rc.conf.