I installed WordPress on a SunOS server and initially ran into some problems which are outlined here: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10234. I fixed this problem by disabling canonical URL redirection as outlined by Mark Jaquith here: http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2007/09/25/wordpress-23-canonical-urls/
My new problem is that, intermittently, I get blank pages on the front-end of the site and on the back-end it prompts to download the .php files. Obviously the strange part is that this only happens occasionally. If I click around for long enough, eventually I'll run into a blank page or prompt. I've tried disabling plugins (even re-enabling canonical URL redirection) to no avail.
Generally when .php files fail to execute it's due to a PHP configuration problem on the server, missing mimetype, addtype, addhandler, etc (at least with Linux/Apache). But does this apply to SunOS? I don't know much about it. I'm waiting to hear back from the host. But I don't understand why this is occurring intermittently. Any ideas?