I have tried just about everything I found on the net to no avail. I keep getting this error when installing wordpress.
"Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress."
Background on the issue:
Yesterday this same error was happening and I did a...
apt-get install php5-mysql
Bam, it "fixed" it, I got the prompts from wordpress to continue on with the installation. I had the default site up most of the day yesterday.
Then - at 4'ish in the afternoon my buddy called and said he keeps getting a prompt to download a file. I tried with IE and FireFox. So - my buddy and I decided, lets start over from scratch on this account. We deleted it.
When creating the new account he named it slightly different, VirtualMin then creates all the neccessary stuff, mysql db, email, ftp, etc, etc. Good to go but when we uploaded WordPress all I get is the aforementioned error and I can't get past it.
I've tried changing the users mysql password, giving more permissions then making them "none" again. I noticed two spots for permissions one was "full" and the other "none" depending on what screen you're on in Webmin's MySQL manager link. I tweaked the php.ini file then set it back when that didn't do anything.
I can't figure this thing out!!!
The site is: http://adventistanswers.com if you care to look at the error yourself :)
I don't call for help unless I've exhausted all resources.
Ubuntu Linux 8.04.4 VirtualMin 3.78.gpl GPL Webmin 1.510 Kernel and CPU Linux 2.6.24-27-generic on i686
Any help or insight wold be AWESOME on this problem.