On Linux and Solaris platforms while using a Globe sample, if a 3DD document with compressed FileGDB data is opened, a segmentation fault is received and the sample disappears.
This issue has been fixed in ArcGIS products 9.3.1 and above
The default thread stack size is not sufficient for displaying compressed FileGDB data in Globe.
There is also a potential problem with using the init_java.csh/sh file. If init_java is sourced and there is no JAVA_HOME set to a JDK, the shell exits. This is due to 'exit 1' being used instead of 'return 1' in the script.
This issue has been fixed in ArcGIS 9.3.1 and above.