Can't start expo

I followed all the installation instructions listed on expo’s website but I can’t even get the server running.

When I run expo start,

“Starting project at /home/rnprototype”
is printed on the terminal and that’s all. It hangs and stays like that forever. No useful message to even help in debugging.

Its really frustrating, i’ve reinstalled expo-cli, node and even my OS but the same thing keeps happening.

I would really appreciate if someone could help me out with this or even point to a log file where I can start debugging from.

Output of expo diagnostics

Expo CLI 3.21.5 environment info:
OS: Linux 4.4 Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Shell: 4.4.20 - /bin/bash
Node: 12.18.0 - ~/.nvm/versions/node/v12.18.0/bin/node
npm: 6.14.4 - ~/.nvm/versions/node/v12.18.0/bin/npm
expo: ~37.0.3 => 37.0.12
react: ~16.9.0 => 16.9.0
react-dom: ~16.9.0 => 16.9.0
react-native: ~0.61.5 => 0.61.5
react-native-web: ~0.11.7 => 0.11.7
expo-cli: 3.21.5

Managed to get past this.
I had to edit my hosts file.