I've read every post concerning this error. All files are chmoded correctly and uploaded in the correct mode. The correct loader is in the correct extensions dir.
Dedicated server w/ root access
PHP Version 5.2.3
php_value extension "phpshield.5.2.lin" (a deseperate try, no change in the error)
Files uploaded in binary:
Have I covered all the bases? I've worked at this for what seems like days.