Yesterday, I wanted to install the php-mysqlnd driver on an Ubuntu Linux Server running PHP 5.3. I needed to do that in order to be able to run code like that (it fails miserably otherwise and for me that function is like a swiss knife):
$result = $stmt->get_results();
The procedure was quite straightforward, but it kind of “sacked” phpmyadmin. And when I tried to reinstall it, it was uninstalling the mysqlnd driver.